Alliums have always been a firm favourite of mine ever since I brought home my first bulbs from the flower market in Amsterdam some years ago. They are known as ornamental onions which have showy flower heads in a variety of purple shades. Having seen them created in metal as a garden ornament, my mind turned as to how I could create jewellery from these great balls of flower. When they die back in late August, I have noticed that they separate leaving a collection of individual dried flowers. I harvested the dried flower heads and set about electroforming them in my workroom. I was hoping that I could coat the whole head with copper. However, the individual flowers separated which was a perfect start for me to begin my journey of creating a variety of allium based jewellery which I hope you like.
These are a single flower to form silver stud earrings.