Thursday, January 14, 2010

Botanical Jewelry

Not seed beads, but other botanical jewelry in the collection. The middle piece is an Edelweiss Flower from a long ago trip to Austria. On the left is very fragrant and much coveted Sandalwood beads. Sandalwood is suffering from derelict harvesting practices. On the right are pieces off various gourds. I also have a spice necklace made of cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmegs, ginger, tonka beans, cardamon, star anise and allspice berries. They are fairly easy to string yourself and are fun and fragrant too.


comfrey cottages said...

gorgeous! awww the edlweiss is just precious:)

Marilyn said...

fascinating pieces of jewelry. I love that they come from natural product.

Happy travels!

parTea lady said...

That is a very nice and unusual jewelry collection. I love the idea of wearing a necklace that smells good too.