Buttercups are in the ranunculus family. The Victorians would give these golden treasures in large quantities to wish great riches upon the recipient. They would also be given to say “You are rich in attractions” or “you are radiant with charms” This symbolism of abundance comes from the way buttercups spread themselves abundantly through meadows.
Each 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. Every piece ends up a bit of a surprise, just as nature intends.
Each buttercup flower is 7mm high and 8mm wide.
Made with sterling silver, glass enamel and glass beads.
All components are also sterling silver.
Handmade in New Zealand by Adele Stewart