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: forcing winter bulbs + a sneak peek

view from my workspace: paperwhite narcissus bulbs & my Garland Earrings, with a very early sneak peek at a new design possibility

This week’s studio flowers are just starting to grow — I picked up some paperwhite narcissus bulbs from my local nursery and started forcing them in a shallow glass vase.

I love the organic, sculptural forms of bulbs growing up through pebbles and glass — I enjoy them almost as much as the flowers!

They’re already inspiring me, too — I’m starting to play with some narcissus-inspired design options for my Mechanical Garden collection. No idea when (or if) they’ll come into bloom — it can take weeks, months, even years to find the perfect combination. Sometimes the components I use just can’t be engineered into a particular form with chainmail techniques and tension alone, and since I prefer articulated jewelry with some movement, I don’t solder them into place. But here’s a sneak peek, so you can see where my design process often starts!

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