This is the nest that started it all. Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I am impossibly unpredictable when it comes to the kind of jewelry I prefer. I have friends who are in love with gold the way a dragon cherishes her cache, or are only satisfied by copious amounts of faceted, shiny stones.
I have always been a strange bird, loving coppers and silvers, and I waffle between loving jewelry with a bit of organic whimsy and irregularity, and desiring (as a friend calls it) “jewelry so simple, it must be expensive.” One day, I became covetous for nests, and without any rhyme or reason, decided to make one. I make nests because I haven’t the skill for symmetry. I love how the way they evolve and grow, how chunky and sturdy they are, and how each has a personality and a grace all their own. This nest is subtle and dainty, and even though my wire-work skills have grown, it is my sentimental favorite.
Gunmetal bronze artwire with grey peacock pearls. $33.
No two nests are exactly alike, but if you’d like a nest similar to The Hope Nest, I do accept commissions.