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fool's alchemy: to turn flowers into gold

fool's alchemy: to turn flowers into gold

The alchemists wanted to transform base metals into gold. I've made it my job to turn flowers into gold.  It is a transmutation of sorts and is what I refer to as Fool's Alchemy, an extant subdivision of Mysticism. It is my way to breathe eternity into her ephemeral beauty.

Cast 18 karat gold drop earrings with milkweed flowers set with 4mm AA VS grade violet sapphires, and drop leaves prototyped from arnica calyx sepals. 

1 31/32" from top to bottom.  Lightweight 3.6 dwt.

Example of an arnica flower  calyx sepal and milkweed flowers are shown, from which the design originated.

Kinetic plus wiggly.

Lightweight.

Ephemeral.

Flower power.

2150.