This year, the dazzling well awaited year of 2012, I've been drying and collecting all of the flowers that have been given to me. You know those divine expressions of love - the bouquet. From purple roses splashed in white streaks to Blue Herons farmers market bouquets and even a few wild flowers picked on epic hikes. I have a wonderful pile of beautiful flowers waiting to be turned into beads!
I dry the flowers, then I pummel them into a fine powder. I mix the powder with fragrant essential oils and sculpt them into beads of all shapes and sizes. Sometimes I add different herbs and essences to create particular spells. Spells for love, truth, dreams incantaions, even really really specific spells ;)
I like to sculpt the beads into simple shapes; circles for well rounded completion, earth diamonds for truth, squares to honor the four directions - pillars of a healthy foundation.
Then I wire with copper, gold or silver. Each metal possessing it's one magical quality. Gold for radiant solar energy. Silver for intuitive lunar energy. Copper often linked with the planet Venus as an amazing amplifier and natural conduit of the hearts truest desire.
Imagine it perfume diffusers, swaying fragrance near the curve of your neck. Starting with a base of fragrant whole herbs, flowers and spices pummeled and blended with natural fragrance and essences, sculpted into symbolic shapes creating wearable altars.
Yup, a wearable altar. Made from the best stuff on earth, with the best intention. Read all about it in this article written by Joshua Alexander, about yours truly.
This jewelry is fragrant and magical!
I would love to make you something packed full of magic!
Email me Tatiana@FlorentinaCraft.com and we'll play together.