Forgotten Ferns

I opened up my flower press today to prepare a piece of bracken from Scotland that may be used in a piece I am working on.  As is always the case, I had forgotten what last went into the press.  Inside, a tiny little forest of ferns were waiting for me.

I did what I normally do when I find an amazing natural texture - I annealed some silver and rolled the fern into some silver sheet.

A hop, skip and a jump later I had a new pair of earrings for the Etsy shop!

Silver Fern Earrings, Cari-Jane Hakes, May 2013