Inspiration Found in Nature

We like the idea of finding inspiration in everyday objects. Although we can always appreciate gorgeous architecture or amazing artwork, it can be easy to overlook the small things all around us that are often equally beautiful. We highly encourage you to stop and smell the roses every once in a while — literally! There’s just something about taking the time to stroll around your neighborhood and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that can be really relaxing and energizing at the same time.

We were recently inspired by a couple of everyday “hidden treasures” found in nature: bird’s nests and pea pods.

We love the idea of tiny somethings being nestled in a protective shell or nest. They can symbolize many things, including growth, vulnerability, and temporary beauty. We say “temporary” because eventually eggs will hatch, and (chances are) the pea pods will be eaten….maybe with a little bit of ranch dressing. 🙂

The pieces pictured, however, are a more permanent way to enjoy these small samples of nature! We will be offering classes for you to learn how to create woven wire pea pods and bird’s nests to wear as pendants, earrings or charms. Trade out the freshwater pearls in the nest for small blue beads to create a robin’s nest, or find some speckled gems for a quail’s nest. As for the pea pods, why not create orange or pink pea pods? Pink peas may not be the norm, but there’s nothing that says nature can’t be open to a bit of creative interpretation!

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