studio flowers: spiky, architectural sea holly

A hand holding a brown bud Heath Ceramics bud vase of sea holly (Eryngium), wearing Wraptillion's intricate modern chainmaille Scarab Bracelet..

Sea holly (Eryngium species — I think this one might be Eryngium amethystinum?) is one of my favorite flowers to cut and enjoy in my studio workspace in summer. It’s so spiky and architectural, thistle-like without actually stabbing anyone — isn’t it perfect with my Scarab Bracelet? It’s an easy perennial to grow in my garden, and looks great without any fussing (always a goal for me.) This one hasn’t reached its full electric blue coloring yet, but I love it in all stages. Here it is last summer too, in the same Heath Ceramics bud vase. Why mess with something that works so perfectly in my everyday life? Maybe vases are like earrings: as long as you have a few to choose from that fit your style perfectly and go with everything, they’ll continue to bring you joy.

Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to Wraptillion's Delicate Scarab Necklace, Delicate Lotus Necklace, reading glasses, and a laptop.

Sneak peek into my studio — here’s the Delicate Scarab Necklace and Delicate Lotus Necklace I’m working on, from the Delicate Botanicals collection.

Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to Wraptillion's Delicate Scarab Necklace, Delicate Lotus Necklace, reading glasses, ruler, pliers, and a laptop.

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Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to a jewelry stand with Wraptillion's spiky floral Trellis Earrings.

Up next: the Trellis Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection.

Sea holly (Eryngium) in a brown bud vase by Heath Ceramics on a desk next to a jewelry stand with Wraptillion's spiky floral Trellis Earrings.

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Compiled image of four photos featuring a small floral arrangement of sea holly and Wraptillion's jewelry in the studio.

Vine, Fir Cone, and Tendril Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection

Wraptillion's Vine Earrings, Fir Cones Earrings, and Tendril Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Looking for delicate botanical-inspired earrings that are sleek and modern, but still sinuous and organic? These little dangles will add a touch of edgy style to your look without raising any eyebrows in the office. Above, the Vine Earrings, Fir Cone Earrings, and Tendril Earrings, from from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection.

Wraptillion's Vine Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Vine Earrings

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Wraptillion's Fir Cones Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Fir Cone Earrings,

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Wraptillion's Tendril Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Tendril Earrings

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Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)

The orchid featured here is my Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae.)

Orchid Encyclia mariae (formerly Euchile mariae) blooms on a desk in Wraptillion's studio next to a steel jewelry stand and earrings from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection.
Compiled image of 4 photos featuring Wraptillion's Vine Earrings, Fir Cone Earrings, and Tendril Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae in a green cachepot.

Fuchsia, Hops, and Laburnum Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection

Wraptillion's Short Fuchsia Earrings, Long Fuchsia Earrings, Hops Earrings, and Laburnum Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Here’s a few more earring photos from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection, taken with this gorgeous orchid in my studio workspace! Above, the Short Fuchsia Earrings and Long Fuchsia Earrings are delicate little abstract floral dangle earrings, while the swinging, kinetic sculptural Hops Earrings and Laburnum Earrings have a bolder, edgy feel. Somehow, their abstract modern style pairs perfectly with lush Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs.

Wraptillion's Short Fuchsia Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Short Fuchsia Earrings — smallest and most delicate of this group. Perfect for travel, for work or for fun — these lightweight, easy neutral earrings go with everything!

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Wraptillion's Long Fuchsia Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Long Fuchsia Earrings: medium length, an easy day-to-night, office-to-date option. Office appropriate, but definitely your style.

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Wraptillion's Hops Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Hops Earrings: perfect for date night at the brewpub with jeans, or something a little fancier — wherever your plans take you.

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Wraptillion's Laburnum Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Laburnum Earrings: great for a modern, edgy black tie outfit that’s not at all stuffy — think hip benefit gala or cool modern wedding. But they pair well with a simple summer maxi dress, too — wear them to that summer concert under the stars or vacation date on the lanai!

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Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)

The orchid featured here is my Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae.)

Orchid Encyclia mariae (formerly Euchile mariae) blooms on a desk in Wraptillion's studio next to a steel jewelry stand and earrings from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection.
Compiled image of 4 photos featuring Wraptillion's Short and Long Fuchsia Earrings, Hops Earrings, and Laburnum Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae in a green cachepot.

Poppy, Scarab, and Lotus Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection

Wraptillion's Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, Scarab Earrings, and Lotus Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Next up: the Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, Scarab Earrings, and Lotus Earrings from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection! These delicate, intricate designs look like filigree, but their shapes come from the modern chainmaille techniques and engineering components I use. (Who says STEAM can’t be beautiful?!)

Wraptillion's Small Poppy Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Small Poppy Earrings — smallest and most delicate of this group. Easy, pretty, and edgy!

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Wraptillion's Large Poppy Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Large Poppy Earrings. Still office appropriate (and they’ll get plenty of compliments when you wear them out afterwards!)

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Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Scarab Earrings — wear them with jeans to dress up a D&D night or geeky conference look, or go all out for that women in tech keynote or STEAM benefit dinner!

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Wraptillion's Lotus Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Lotus Earrings — I love these with a simple dress when I’m wondering what to wear to a friend’s modern wedding. They’re a great confidence touchstone for an interview outfit or first day on your new creative dream job, too!

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Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)

The orchid featured here is my Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae.)

Closeup of two green and white flowers of orchid Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae), with a green pot behind them.
Compiled image of 4 photos featuring Wraptillion's Small and Large Poppy Earrings, Scarab Earrings, and Lotus Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae in a green cachepot.

Wisteria and Ivy Earrings, from the Mechanical Garden collection

Wraptillion's Ivy Earrings, Short Wisteria Earrings, and Long Wisteria Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

More new photos from my modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden jewelry collection while this gorgeous orchid is visiting my studio workspace! Above, the Ivy Earrings, Short Wisteria Earrings, and Long Wisteria Earrings are airy chandelier earrings with a delicate, intricate, edgy feel. Think of them as metal lace, or modern chainmail; their abstract modern style somehow fits perfectly with lush Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs — can’t you just see Phryne Fisher in these?

Wraptillion's Ivy Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Ivy Earrings — smallest and most delicate of this group. Wear these anywhere; they go with everything!

See the Ivy Earrings modeled here.

Wraptillion's Short Wisteria Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Short Wisteria Earrings: medium length, an easy day-to-night, office-to-date option. Office appropriate, but definitely your style.

See the Short Wisteria Earrings modeled here.

Wraptillion's Long Wisteria Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.

Above, the Long Wisteria Earrings: these dramatic chandeliers make a statement!

See the Long Wisteria Earrings modeled here.

See more of the Wisteria series here (it’s not just earrings!)

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Here’s your peek behind the scenes in my studio: the alternate background I considered while photographing these… I love love love the textures, but in the end, I decided this had a little too much going on. Maybe next time!

Wraptillion's Ivy Earrings, Short Wisteria Earrings, and Long Wisteria Earrings with blooming Encyclia mariae in front of a textured gray wall.

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Just here for the orchids? Here you go. (I love them too!)

The orchid featured here is my Encyclia mariae (formerly known as Euchile mariae.)

Orchid Encyclia mariae (formerly Euchile mariae) blooms on a desk in Wraptillion's studio behind a laptop, next to reading glasses and earrings from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection.
Compiled image of 4 photos, featuring Wraptillion's Ivy Earrings, Short Wisteria Earrings, and Long Wisteria Earrings with blooming orchid Encyclia mariae.