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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Want to see more sneak peeks into my studio and what’s growing and/or blooming here? See the studio flowers tag.

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

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)