Thursday, September 16, 2010

Natural Beauty


Sometimes we run across things that have such deep beauty that they make us stop in our tracks. This week I ran across an artist whose work made me do just that.

Joycelyn Merchant is the artist behind these magnificent pieces that had me enraptured from the moment I laid eyes on them.



Joycelyn hand crafts each piece completely anew, so no two are exactly alike. Each one carries individualized marks and character from hand forging techniques. This is not a story of reproducing a great design over and over. This is a story of personally breathing life into each and every leaf that she creates. And she has been creating these beauties since 1977. No wonder they look like they could have been plucked straight from the tree.


Her earrings, pins and pendants come in three finishes. Silver, gold and that gorgeous copper. Each one is just as beautiful as the last. The only question is which one to choose.

Take a moment this weekend to check out Joycelyn's store one Etsy, aptly named ginkgo. I promise that the only artist who can make these leaves any prettier is the Artist who made the trees themselves.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! The second pair are my fave!!

Sarah Klassen said...

these are such incredible pieces! I can see exactly why you fell for them. I think that the first set is my most favorite of all... they remind me of Autumn days. So beautiful.

I hope you are having a great weekend, Jo :)

xo

Jen said...

Love your up-do comment!! You're right on about that! Wish life were like that ;-)

Dawn said...

The second pair...silver leaves...is what i want for sure!!!
Thanks for posting this...I`ll go take a peek!

dawn

Jen said...

Happy Tuesday Dear! I hope you're having a nice week.

Jessica said...

Wow - I'm falling for these just as much as you. Ginkgo leaves are my favorite and she did an incredible job creating these pieces.

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mangocheeks said...

Wow they are all very pretty.