studio flowers: snowdrops

cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of other small winter flower arrangements and Wraptillion's Hops Earrings and Short Fuchsia Earrings

I love late winter and early spring flowers. Today I cut a few common snowdrops and put them in a tall shot glass I use as a tiny vase, with a deer fern frond to keep them from looking lonely. They’re small and simple, and I love how the hanging bells of their flowers is echoed in my Hops Earrings and Short Fuchsia Earrings. (I may have to play with a Snowdrop design… ) No fancy named versions here, just the common Galanthus nivalis (and maybe a Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus woronowii. What can I say… I really like snowdrops!)

cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of Wraptillion's Hops Earrings and Short Fuchsia Earrings

These flowers were closed in my cold garden, but opened up to show their green tips once they’d been in my warm studio for a while. I love how they brighten up my workspace!

cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of a white background
cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of 3 other small winter floral arrangements

Meanwhile, the leaves, branches, and even a few flowers from my Mechanical Garden: Winter into Spring photo shoot still look great! The snowdrops fit in perfectly.

cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of other small winter floral arrangements

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

cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of other small winter leaf, branch, and flower arrangements and Wraptillion's Hops Earrings and Short Fuchsia Earrings

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cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of another small winter floral arrangement and Wraptillion's Hops Earrings and Short Fuchsia Earrings

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a collage of 4 photos, featuring cut snowdrops in a small glass vase with a fern frond, shown in front of other small winter leaf, branch, and flower arrangements and Wraptillion's Hops Earrings and Short Fuchsia Earrings. Text on image reads "studio flowers: snowdrops" and "wraptillion."
A compiled image of flatlays featuring bare and evergreen branches and early spring flowers surrounding modern botanical-inspired jewelry. Text on image reads: the Mechanical Garden collection: winter into spring.
A compiled image featuring photographs of three small everyday winter into spring flower arrangements with bare branches, evergreen leaves, and early spring flowers in handmade ceramic vases. Text on image reads: studio flowers. wraptillion.
A compiled image of flatlays featuring bare and evergreen branches and early spring flowers surrounding modern botanical-inspired jewelry. Text on image reads: the Mechanical Garden collection: winter into spring; wraptillion.

Winter into Spring in the Mechanical Garden

Closeup of botanical-inspired jewelry from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection, surrounded by bare plum branches in winter.
Bare plum branches surround the Fir Cone Earrings, Garland Necklace, Rose Window Earrings, Long Fuchsia Earrings, Long Wisteria Earrings, and Fern Bracelet, all from Wraptillion’s botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden collection.

Late winter into early spring is such a tricky season… Still cold, still dark, but part of me yearns for the first glimpses of color. It’s so beautiful in my garden, though. I couldn’t resist bringing that botanical inspiration into my studio for some Mechanical Garden collection jewelry photos.

Closeup of botanical-inspired jewelry from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection, surrounded by branches from plum, mahonia, salal, rosemary, and other evergreen plants.in winter.
Plum, huckleberry, rosemary, mahonia, salal, lavender, and sage branches (with a strawberry leaf and fern frond) surround the Delicate Scarab Necklace, Lotus Earrings, Scarab Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, Trellis Bracelet, Laburnum Earrings, and Trellis Earrings, all from Wraptillion’s botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden collection.
Closeup of botanical-inspired jewelry from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection, surrounded by branches from mahonia, salal, rosemary, and other evergreen plants, with snowdrop, primrose, and violet spring flowers.
Sage, cyclamen, fern, strawberry, salal, huckleberry, rosemary, mahonia, lavender, primrose, and violet surround the Delicate Wisteria Necklace, Ivy Earrings, Short Fuchsia Earrings, Hops Earrings, and Small Poppy Earrings, all from Wraptillion’s botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden collection.

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After this photoshoot, my studio smelled of rosemary, lavender, thyme, and violets. It feels like my own tiny, everyday version of paradise.

Photo flatlay of pruners with small rosemary, lavender, and thyme clippings.
Flatlay of evergreen leaves and early spring flowers: cyclamen, fern, strawberry, primrose, snowdrop, violet, sage, lavender, and thyme.

Best of all, I’ll be admiring the leftover “models” all week as my studio flowers!

Three small everyday winter flower arrangements, featuring bare plum branches, evergreen leaves such as salal and mahonia, and a few early spring flowers like primrose, snowdrop, and violet, all in ceramic vases.
Wraptillion's studio flowers: a small everyday winter flower arrangement of bare plum branches and evergreen salal leaves, in a Heath Ceramics bud vase.
Bare plum branches and evergreen salal (Gaultheria shallon) in my favorite Heath Ceramics bud vase
Wraptillion's studio flowers: a small everyday winter flower arrangement with strawberry, thyme, sage, lavender, fern, primrose, snowdrop, & violet, in a small beige handmade ceramic vase.
Spring flowers (snowdrop, primrose, and violet) and evergreen leaves in a tiny vase my grandmother made
Waptillion's studio flowers: a small everyday winter flower arrangement, featuring bare plum branches and evergreen huckleberry, mahonia, and rosemary leaves, in a handmade green ceramic vase.
Plum, mahonia, huckleberry, and rosemary in a handmade Arts and Crafts-style vase I bought years ago at a local craft festival. (I’ve lost the artist’s name, so please tell me if you know who made this piece!)

Now back to work… But look how beautiful my studio workspace is today!

A glimpse into Wraptillion's studio workspace: laptop, mug, three small everyday winter flower arrangements, and the corner of a moodboard.

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Botanical-inspired jewelry from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection, surrounded by bare plum branches in winter.
Botanical-inspired jewelry from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection, surrounded by branches from plum, mahonia, salal, rosemary, and other evergreen plants.in winter.
Botanical-inspired jewelry from Wraptillion's Mechanical Garden collection, surrounded by branches from mahonia, salal, rosemary, and other evergreen plants, with snowdrop, primrose, and violet spring flowers.
A compiled image of flatlays featuring bare and evergreen branches and early spring flowers surrounding modern botanical-inspired jewelry. Text on image reads: the Mechanical Garden collection: winter into spring.
A compiled image featuring photographs of three small everyday winter into spring flower arrangements with bare branches, evergreen leaves, and early spring flowers in handmade ceramic vases. Text on image reads: studio flowers. wraptillion.
A compiled image of flatlays featuring bare and evergreen branches and early spring flowers surrounding modern botanical-inspired jewelry. Text on image reads: the Mechanical Garden collection: winter into spring; wraptillion.

a year in studio flowers

4 photos of small modern flower arrangements and Wraptillion jewelry from Wraptillion's studio flowers series, with alba roses, a rainbow bouquet, orchid Euchile mariae, and poppies and hops

I love looking back through these little moments of beauty, seeing what decorated my work space and gave me joy when I glanced up for a minute. A few flowers or leaves snipped from my garden (or bought along with my groceries)… An orchid or other houseplant moved so it’s on display while in bloom… It’s so easy to forget that simple, quick arrangements like these can life my mood and brighten my day. The hardest part is remembering to take a quick break to find a few studio flowers (and snap a quick pic!)

trellis bracelet by wraptillion (and the first orange tulips of the season!)

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Alba roses and a sneak peek into Wraptillion's studio: reading glasses, laptop, pliers, titanium rings, and the Long Fuchsia Earrings.
A rainbow of flowers in a small vase in Wraptillion's studio, with jewelry from the Industrial Glass Rainbows collection: poppies, columbine, euphorbia, hosta, forget-me-nots.

I added new designs to the Industrial Glass Rainbows collection (and brought a mini-rainbow of flowers into my studio!)

Orchid Euchile mariae blooming on Wraptillion's desk with earrings from the Delicate Botanicals collection.

I designed and launched the Delicate Botanicals collection!

Yellow poppies and hops vines in a small modern bud vase, with Wraptillion's Hops, Large Poppy, and Small Poppy earrings.
Red crocosmia flowers and green euphorbia buds with red and green earrings from Wraptillion's Industrial Glass collection.
Blue sea holly flowers in a small modern bud vase, with Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings and Lotus Earrings.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy" and rooting hops vines in vases with Wraptillion's Hops earrings.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' in a vase with a small potted sedum in Wraptillion's studio, with the Garland Bracelet and Earrings.

The Mechanical Garden collection will always be a favorite.

Fuchsia 'Isis' and procumbens cuttings with a fern frond in a vase in Wraptillion's studio, with the Hops Earrings, Short Fuchsia Earrings, Long Fuchsia Earrings, and Laburnum Earrings.
Dried wheat in a small modern bud vase, displayed with the Fern Necklace, Vine Earrings, and Fir Cone Earrings in Wraptillion's studio.
Rosa alba hips and a small potted sedum on Wraptillion's desk, with earrings from the Industrial Glass collection.
Cut sword fern fronds, shown in a flat lay with the Fern Necklace and Fern Bracelet. A hand wearing the Fern Bracelet holds another fern frond.

I took some fun new photographs of the Fern series.

Wraptillion's desk, with reading glasses, paperwhite narcissus bulbs sprouting amid rocks in a shallow modern glass vase, pliers, a jewelry project in progress, and the Garland Earrings.
A hand wearing the Baseline CXC bracelet by Wraptillion holds up a blooming spotted yellow and maroon orchid.
Orchid Oncidium 'Tsuki Marguerite' blooms next to an empty small modern bud vase, a stack of metal boxes, and jewelry from Wraptillion's Delicate Botanicals collection.
Choisya ternata flowers and leaves in a small modern bud vase on a stack of metal boxes, next to Wraptillion's Trellis Earrings, Garland Earrings, and Rose Window Earrings. Paperwhite narcissus are growing amid rocks in a glass vase. A black leaf dish holds the Garland Bracelet. A sneak peek into Wraptillion's studio.
Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom) flowers and leaves in a small modern bud vase, with Wraptillion's Trellis Earrings, Garland Earrings, and Rose Window Earrings.
Paperwhite narcisses bulbs growing amid rocks in a modern glass vase indoors in Wraptillion's studio. White roots and green shoots are visible, with a stack of metal boxes and the Rose Window Earrings nearby.
Forcing paperwhite narcissus buds amid rocks in a modern glass vase in Wraptillion's workspace. The Trellis Earrings, Garland Earrings, and Rose Window Earrings hang from a jewelry stand, and the Wisteria Bracelet lies in a black leaf dish.

And I forced some paperwhite narcissus indoors — they’re still blooming, and the fragrance is amazing!

Forced paperwhite narcissus flowers in bloom in Wraptillion's studio, with a glimpse of Mechanical Garden jewelry pieces in a black leaf dish.
Closeup of forced white paperwhite narcissus flowers and buds blooming in Wraptillion's studio (Narcissus tazetta).

I shared a peek outside my studio too — here’s where my orchids and other houseplants grow, when I’m not enjoying them in my studio!

Two indoor greenhouse shelves hold houseplants such as orchids and tropical pitcher plants against a window.

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4 photos of informal flower arrangements and Wraptillion jewelry from Wraptillion's studio flowers series, with sedums, hops, fuchsias, and rose hips
4 photos from Wraptillion's studio flowers series, showing a blooming oncidium orchid and choisya with Wraptillion jewelry, plus a blooming paperwhite narcissus and indoor greenhouses with houseplants
4 photos of small modern flower arrangements and Wraptillion jewelry from Wraptillion's studio flowers series, with dried wheat, sea holly, red crocosmia, and euphorbia; text on image reads "a year in studio flowers'

studio flowers: paperwhites in bud

Today’s view from the desk in my studio: the paperwhite narcissus I planted last month are in bud now, hooray! (Well, except for a couple of bulbs that are lagging behind… Pretty sure I’ll appreciate those studio flowers in January, though!) (Shown with the Trellis Earrings, Garland Earrings, Rose Window Earrings, and Wisteria Bracelet — I’ve been working on the modern botanical-inspired Mechanical Garden collection — how fitting!)

I’ve loved watching them grow, roots twining around rocks in their minimalist glass vase, like some kind of modern industrial lab version of a botanical illustration.

Next year, I’ll have to remember force a few pots in succession, so I can enjoy these fragrant narcissus from November through February. They’re one of my favorite ways to brighten up my workspace and bring some life and greenery in for the winter!

Want to bring some beauty into your day too? Here’s how I planted these paperwhite narcissus forcing bulbs, and what they looked like as they grew.

See more peeks behind the scenes in my creative life with the studio flowers posts.

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studio flowers: choisya & forcing paperwhites

This week’s studio flowers are fragrant: I’m enjoying the Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom) now, while I wait for the forced narcissus (paperwhites) that are slowly growing for later this winter. (Shown with the Trellis Earrings, Garland Earrings, Rose Window Earrings, and Garland Bracelet I’m working on today.) It’s such a beautiful vignette — I love seeing the dark green leaves, white flowers, and dark rocks when I look up from my desk. So worth the few minutes it took me to create it!

The choisya has a sweet, slightly tart scent that does remind me of orange blossom. It can be tender in my garden near Seattle; I don’t often get winter flowers from it, so these feel special, despite being a little bug-eaten. I love their gorgeous green leaves, too.

These are the same paperwhites I started a couple weeks ago. They spent some time in the dark (you might spot them at the bottom of my greenhouse shelves here.) Now that they have roots, I’ve brought them out into the light to grow. This glass bowl with its few narcissus bulbs will scent an entire room easily. (I grow them in glass and rocks because I love watching the roots.)

Choisya, shown with the Trellis Earrings, Garland Earrings, and Rose Window Earrings, from my Mechanical Garden collection.

It can be hard to visualize how my earrings compare to each other — is that design bigger or smaller than this one? I’m working on a series of photos to better illustrate that. And why not include some beautiful flowers along with them? This is the Mechanical Garden collection, after all!

If you enjoyed this glimpse into my studio, you can see more of my studio flowers posts here.

I hope you pick a few flowers or leaves, however worse for the winter, and create your own moment of beauty!

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