Botanical arts feature jewelry that fools the eye

Botanical arts feature jewelry that fools the eye

Botanical arts pieces must be made entirely from organic elements, although they may be treated with color or other procedures Award-winning botanical-arts artisan Sarah Boynton of Hingham, Massachusetts, finds her raw materials just about everywhere she goes. "I'm gathering materials all the time," she said "Hiking with my dog, I might see a cool mushroom and gather it.

You start looking at things, at the details — the dogwood flowers, for instance, that have a tiny piece of something I could use for jewelry or pokeweed for spacers It's an ongoing project." Boynton's unusual work is highlighted this year at the Newport Flower Show in a special exhibit in Rosecliff's large dining room She is a World Flower Show winner several times over, with numerous Artisan and Best of Show awards, as well as several first-place awards from previous Newport Flower Shows It was the 2011 Newport Flower Show that jump-started her botanical. More

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