1. Big Sur, 2. Enamel Rings, 3. Sterling Pendant--Double Hand Mudra with Diamond, 4. Anemone Bud Garnet Ring, 5. Five Spice Necklace, 6. Green Grass Earrings, 7. Double Tree Brooch With Jade, 8. Arboretum (detail 1), 9. Bush and Branch Necklace, 10. Lemon Citrine Twig Earrings, 11. Three Rings, 12. Landscape Sample Rings (Under Glass), 13. Sanibel Island Rings, 14. Tree Ruff (detail), 15. Savannah Necklace, 16. Trunkscape (detail) Created with fd's Flickr Toys
I first became aware of Sarah Hood through Lark's 500 series. Her work has been featured in Pendants and Lockets, Earrings, Necklaces and Enamel.
One of the things that really intrigues me is how she has taken a single interest, nature, and explored it in so many mediums and styles. From actual leaves, pods and spices to model railroad scenic props, to iconic Hindu imagery. Whether she's fabricating a one of a kind showpiece or casting multiples for a more universal commercial line - each design she creates speaks to every other.
Her pieces are playful, thoughtful and energetic. A delightful example of natures gem's translated into precious jewelry.
Be sure to check out Paige, Michelle and Christine's blogs to see their great eye candy.