The time for pinecones and acorns has long gone and I’ve been itching to make something new and Spring-like in silver. I really like the fractal-ish shape of pinecones, and house leeks succulents, or sempervivums are like a green, squat version of a pinecone. Sempervivums are great to grow in a pot – they seem to thrive on neglect and continue to have tiny rosette babies even though I never feed or water them.
I haven’t fired my miniature silver clay versions yet (larger is 12mm in diameter), so they still look white but once they’re fired and polished I’ll team them with some peridot to make necklaces. That’s once youngest has got over her ‘flu-ish fever (seriously, how many viruses can two children possibly catch?) She’s still wearing fairy wings though – a sign things aren’t too bad.
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