Friday, 23 September 2011

Botanical miniatures - jewellery

I've been painting a few botanical miniatures for my daughter's online jewellery shop, pollypoppit. Great fun and so intricate, reminds me of my days painting tiny floral china patterns for Royal Albert! The paintings range from 13 x 18mm up to 30 x 40 mm. I painted them on HP watercolour paper which is then mounted behind a magnifying clear glass cabochon. The first few have now been mounted in sterling silver or natural brass surrounds.  I might try a vellum version because it picks up the detail so well. Here's a few pictures of work in progress and  a couple of finished items.
A selection of the miniature paintings

First attempt - Parrot tulip in brass 25mm round

Tulip mounted in sterling silver 18 x 25mm

Iris mounted in sterling silver 18 x25 mm
work in progress, meconopsis  30 x 40mm in sterling silver
Fritillaria meleagris ( Snakeshead lily) in natural brass surround 18 x 25mm

10 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful! Such a great idea. I have put them on my wish list!

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  2. Thanks Jessica, my daughter's idea. It's nice to diversify even if it's only a little bit :)

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  3. I am so impressed by your daughter and you working together to create such treasures. My wish list also ..... love your style!

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  4. Diane - I so love the miniatures mounted like that. If I ever start my painting, I am thinking of making blank greeting cards. At the moment, am so into quilting.

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  5. They are just so wonderful Dianne, and beautifully presented - like precious gems. I particularly like the brass surrounds! Great idea of your daughter and they will be a great success, I have no doubt!

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  6. Dianne, These are such tiny treasures! It must take a very steady and to do such minute detail. You and your daughter make a great creative team!

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  7. These are so beautiful, but there are only 3 left on your daughter’s web shop! Please e mail me when you have some more ready, I would love to buy one of the plain mount ones for my daughter (top comment).
    kitty@studioslipware.com

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  8. It's so pretty! Like the others, so nice you and your daughter did this together. Lucky both of you :)

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