Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring is in the Air!

by Cristina Hurley Cristina Hurley Jewelry Design

I had a very nice recent order for a birthday piece, and was compelled to make something inspired by the rebirth and renewal that we experience each Spring. This Winter has been a long one, the snow does not give up, but eventually, no matter what, Spring will come and nature will give us a show. I used to live in a country where it was hot and sunny all year round, but there was something about the seasons that made me want to relocate to New England permanently. The season I hold dearest is definitely Spring, there is so much life, color and beauty.

The plants, flowers and blooming trees attract a wide variety of birds and insects, and I chose the butterfly as my inspiration for this piece. I wanted it to be light and airy, but it also has a quiet strength in the solid silver wings. The chain is handmade with Pearls and Labradorite, a shimmery semi precious stone.

I kept the colors light to make the piece feel like it could flutter away... It was fun to design a piece for a celebration of birth, but also a celebration of rebirth, much like Spring, which comes every year and brings us all joy, like a birthday. You can find inspiration in almost anything, even in something small and simple like a butterfly.

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