Tuesday, 29 March 2011

✴ sea nymphs

I've been making some new headdresses inspired by the salty sea. The things that are washed up by the shoreline, natural organic garlands of seaweed, kelp and shells are just so very pretty in their rustic briny ways. And glittering sands on a sun dappled beach could so easily be crystals, don't you think?
These enchanting nymphs are, Morwen, Coralie and Ione. They are made with brass wire and are so delightfully light and easy to wear. They have no combs or pins but two wire loops at either end for placing hair grips or perhaps a narrow ribbon or hair band could be threaded through for wrapping around a bun or updo. 
I'm loving working with brass at the moment, a nice change from silver and gold. Brass has a vintage appearance that I find so very charming and develops it's own natural patina with age.
We don't live on the coast but a winter retreat to Cornwall last year, with blustery walks along the sand and shell seeking in rock pools provided just the inspiration for creating these pieces.


  1. wow! I love your inspiration. I live inside my own head way too much lately. Probably need to get out more. The beach is just down my street too : )

  2. This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

  3. my! they are n i c e !!!!
    totally delightful post too.

  4. The headdresses are beautiful and are a wonderful representation of the natural beauty of the water and the beach ... I can smell the fragrance of salt and water and sand through your words and your gorgeous headdresses.

  5. What a lovely idea! I know one little princess who'd love to get her hands on one of these ... ;)

  6. Beautiful. Lovely post, really great photography.

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    I've added some links to my comments section if that helps.
    Drop me an email if you pop along because I'm going to go to the next few and it would be lovely to say hi.