Reimagined Components: Antique gold tone flower pin strung on a vintage 26" upcycled two-tone beaded and serpentine chain.
1888's Take: "Live as the flowers do... the basis for zen... I think that the flower, delicate and ethereal, reminds us of the kind of strength that doesn't require force."
It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts &feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.