Monday, September 8, 2008

Falling Leaves

As far as I'm concerned, fall can't get here soon enough. It's my favorite time of year and it looks like I'm not the only one who's inspired by the wonderful colors and rich textures that nature shares with us during this season. This wonderful ginkgo necklace is from Delphine Roche de Montgrand of France. Her work is, to put it simply, nothing short of incredible.

Who wouldn't be inspired by Camille Young's expertise with Lumina clay and the way she sews these leaves together to fashion beautiful neck pieces like this lariat? These are amazingly realistic looking leaves and I can almost feel how soft and pliable they are.

Eva Ehmeier of Austria has fallen in love with Louise Fischer Cozzi's etching technique and has created this wonderful stylized leaf necklace. Eva's sense of color and design are pure perfection.

Fall hasn't quite reach the mountains of West Virginia but, I'm waiting patiently and I know that soon I'll be rewarded with glorious colors everywhere I look and that wonderful sense of crispness in the air.


Hoedlgut said...

Kim, thanks so much for featuring my necklace!!! I feel so honoured!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous fall necklaces ! Very inspiring work, I like how these artists have interpreted falling leaves in their own unique way.

jana said...

Wow, Kim, what a great display of fall beauty! Such interesting and gorgeous pieces...thanks for showing us work by such amazing talent...

jana said...

Me again...I just wanted to comment on the 'faces' you show on your blog (from Etsy). LOVE them, Kim! These are really great! You've been doing such wonderful new work, and while I'm terrible about commenting on people's flickr pages (always in such a rush :), I've seen what you've been doing and have been so impressed..

Elsita :) said...

Wow Kim!
What a wonderful post, thank you so much for it.
I love the work of all these artists and I LOVE YOUR WORK TOO! You make real magic with polymer clay. The earrings on your Etsy store are something special!
All my best!
Elsita :)

Kim Cavender said...

So glad that all of you enjoyed these lovely, leafy pieces as much as I did.

Thanks, Jana and Elsita for your nice compliments on my new things. I really appreciate it!

And Elsita, I am LOVING your blog. You are truly an inspiration in every sense of the word.

Delphine R2M said...

Merci kim,
I'm very glad you like my ginkgo leaves, and show my work!

Anonymous said...

These pieces are so beautiful and inspiring. The artists truly gifted.