work in progress: pieces from the Scarab, Lotus, and Poppy series, from the Delicate Botanical collection

Kelly Jones of Wraptillion's studio workspace, with the Delicate Lotus Necklace in progress, shown with pliers, reading glasses, and a mug of tea.

Here’s a glimpse into what I’m working on in my studio this week: the Scarab Necklace, Delicate Scarab Necklace, Scarab Bracelet, and Delicate Lotus Necklace will be back in stock soon! These intricate designs from the Delicate Botanical collection are time-intensive — there’s just no way to speed up opening and closing hundreds of tiny titanium rings in precise patterns, all by hand. But I do love that state of flow, ring, after ring after ring, as well as the delicate, botanical-inspired modern chainmaille jewelry. (Thank goodness for strong black tea and good reading glasses, though!)

Kelly Jones of Wraptillion's studio workspace, with the Delicate Lotus Necklace in progress, shown with pliers, reading glasses, the Scarab Necklace, Delicate Scarab Necklace, Scarab Bracelets, and Lotus Earrings.

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Kelly Jones of Wraptillion's studio workspace, with cut pink hellebores, the Scarab Necklace, Delicate Scarab Necklace, Scarab, Lotus, and Poppy Earrings.

The Scarab Earrings, Lotus Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, and Large Poppy Earrings are currently in stock (and look great with these necklaces!)

You can see why my studio flowers bring a touch of joy and color to my work space! These pink hellebores really balance out all that modern white and metal. Contrasts like these (and the intersections between them) are the heart of the botanical-inspired-yet-engineered Mechanical Garden collection, after all!

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Several photoes of Wraptillion's Small Poppy Earrings and Scarab Necklace (modeled, flatlay, and with an orchid)

studio flowers: pink hellebores opening

Cut pink hellebores in a glass vase, with Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings, Lotus Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, and Large Poppy Earrings.

The pink hellebores I cut last week are beginning to open now, adding a touch of dusty plum and rose to my studio workspace. (Shown with the Scarab Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, and Lotus Earrings — I’ve been working on these intricate designs from the Delicate Botanical collection.)

Cut pink hellebores in a glass vase.

I love hellebore flowers, but rarely cut stems of them like this, since they can wilt quickly. It’s often easier just to float the individual blossoms in water. But the tree above them had to be pruned, and I didn’t want them to be crushed. I’m so pleased they’ve lasted so beautifully! (I used a bulb forcing glass as a vase here.)

Three small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, and mahonia leaves.

With the evergreen salal, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves still looking fresh, and the bare plum branches finally bursting into blossom, it’s still a beautiful glimpse of winter into spring in here. (Yes, that’s the same Heath Ceramics bud vase… I use it so often I may need another color or two! It’s so easy to tuck a few small flowers in, and it always looks amazing.)

Three small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves in a green vase.

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Cut pink hellebores in a glass vase, with Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings, Lotus Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, and Large Poppy Earrings.

The Scarab Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, and Lotus Earrings, from Wraptillion’s Delicate Botanicals collection.

Three small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves in a green vase.

Want to see more sneak peeks into my studio and what’s blooming there now? See the studio flowers tag.

see the Delicate Botanical collection

Four images showing small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves, and Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings, Lotus Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, and Large Poppy Earrings.
Four images showing small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves in a green vase.