In spring, the cherry blossoms in full bloom are a glorious sight, but not for long, the light petals drift down like snow and the glory is over. So the cherry blossom has become a symbol of impermanence. A reminder to appreciate the moment for what it is.
The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan.
Each blossom measures 12mm wide and 3mm deep.
Every flower is shaped and enamelled by hand with care and attention to detail.
These little creations are all slightly different, due to the hand crafted techniques used.
The enamel reacts to the slightest of changes in the process of the crafting. This gives each flower a unique charm, with subtle flares of colour and changes in the texture of the silver. Each piece ends up a bit of a surprise, just as nature intends.
Made with sterling silver, glass enamel and glass beads.
All components are also sterling silver.
Handmade in New Zealand by Adele Stewart