My latest pieces are two pendants inspired by traditional meadows.
Wildflower meadows are a vital habitat for birds and insects, but sadly they are in decline. The campaign group Save Our Magnificent Meadows estimate that only 2% of the meadows that existed in the UK in the 1930s still remain, and those that do survive are often fragmented.
They were a much more common sight when we lived in rural France, where agriculture is less intensive. We are lucky to have some lovely examples here in Northumberland too, including a recently planted meadow at National Trust Wallington.
Inspired by these beautiful and diverse habitats, my new meadow pendants each feature three wildflowers; poppy, corncockle, and dandelion in one case, and queen anne’s lace, poppy, and buttercup in the other.
They were a real joy to make, and I’m already planning other designs with different flowers. These two are now listed in my online shop, and I’m sure they’ll soon be joined by more.