Friday, July 25, 2008

The Manicured Garden

That's what I decided to name this newest cuff.  When it was finished it looked to me like perfect grassy paths lined with well trimmed bushes leading up to a forested area, with every tree in its proper place. 

In general, I'm a fan of wild vegetation - I like it when bushes, flowers, grasses, etc. intermingle.  Perfect suburban lawns are not my cup of tea, but hiking through the mountains seeing wildflowers in bloom is.  When I went to school in suburban Chicago, the first spring flowers were grid-like tulips and daffodils looking very lonely in their perfect place surrounded by mulch.  That was very depressing to this Equator-raised girl, used to much more bushy and wild vegetation.  Me, I can't be bothered to raise plants purely for their aesthetic value.  I do enjoy it when my okra and zucchini starts to bloom, though!


However, this is not plants in soil, it's a bracelet.  And although it reminds me of a manicured garden, I like it. :)  I like how it's spiky and how the 'bushes' add another touch of dimensionality to it.  Sometimes, it's okay for everything to be in its proper place.

5 comments:

Jean Hutter said...

Great name for this bracelet. I like it a lot - I hardly ever work with green but have seen some really nice jewelry in the green family lately - maybe I need to buy me some green beads!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

You have created a very unique bracelet there. I think it is interesting.

Marlaine said...

What an interesting unique bracelet! Very cool!

adina said...

It's such a cool piece!

Anna said...

The name is perfect and it's really different! Cool!