On The Wildflower Collection

My first experience pressing flowers is one of the most clear memories of my childhood. With grape soda in hand, I was led by one of the neighbor moms around her little flower garden as we plucked perfectly imperfect blooms to carefully place between the pages of the many books in her home. At six years old, I was completely enraptured by this careful, delicate, beautiful process. There’s a magic in a slow afternoon spent doing things simply because they’re beautiful. A contentment in walking slowly and moving carefully as you gather flowers so delicate they could shred like paper in your hands. 
This collection is my attempt to, twenty years later, recapture the feelings of those innocent days of childhood spent picking flowers in the summer breeze. So much of life as an entrepreneur is spent in a rush to accomplish or to conquer and honestly that drive is all at once invigorating and soul-crushing. It doesn’t take long for a fresh perspective to be dulled by the mimicry of others, so I got to a point where I felt so protective and defensive of my work that I didn’t WANT to share it. This collection feels different to me. This collection is me. It’s not something that can be replicated because it is exactly who I am. 
I am summer breezes and yellow flowers and rosy cheeks. It feels like magic to look at the whole world and say, “hey - this is ME” and have them respond as beautifully as they have, but it’s even more magical to make pieces so true to my core. I will forever be thankful for the response to my Wildflower Collection and fully intend to continue adding to the collection as long as there are flowers to press. 

If you need me, I’ll be in a field somewhere picking blooms for the next round. 

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The Wildflower Collection uses dried & pressed flowers from small farms (including the Prairie Sky Homestead) carefully set in resin, then combined with turquoise  and sterling silver in a completely fresh take on floral jewelry.