Friday, June 8, 2012

A treasury of natural seeds

Want to get inspired?  Go visit this new treasury and see just a few of the fascinating seeds that can be used in jewelry for summer!  Very tribal and mysterious; along with shells, probably one of the most ancient forms of personal adornment.

Sycamore seed pods from Bytheinch, on Etsy, whom you may visit by clicking on my treasury link above.

Try a visit, and leave a message to compliment these Etsy entrepreneurs and help their products reach the Etsy front page (promotes their sales and helps them wend their way through these perilous economic days) -- it would be a good deed for the day!  And you might find you'd like to purchase some of these goodies, anyway.

Natural seeds from Nepal,  offered by Nepal Bead Shop, whom you can visit if you visit my beautiful treasury and all those Etsy shop owners who are just waiting to be of service.   It's a good entry into an alternative economy.

And you can also visit Lydia Smiles, of Faulkner, Mississippi, to peruse her exquisite porcelain drinking cups and hand harvested and dyed chinaberry beads, a deeply historical Southern adornment generations old in her family, something I have searched for a long, long time and at last have found!  Do note, that's Faulkner, Mississippi, for a fine literary connection, as well.  I plan to wear my chinaberry beads this summer, and go back to reading Mr. William Faulkner, myself!  The town of Faulkner is in Tippah County, not Yoknapatawpha County, which is purely fictional, but so truly created that it does seem to exist.  I have been there, myself, having grown up in the deep south.  Read and recognize . . .


  1. ...Awesome Treasury Priscilla! I'm especially loving the Sheep Eye Seeds and the Sycamore Seed Pods that you've shown above. So many creative possibilities! :o)

    ...And I've fav'd Lydia Smiles' Porcelain Drinking Cups too for future reference.

    ...Great stuff and so artfully brought together - thank you. :o)

    ...Have a lovely weekend!


  2. i think we have sycamore seed pods laying on the ground here in autumn...looks like those there...

  3. Just remember if you are buying seeds or sending your jewelry to foreign destinations. Seeds, unless sterilised and specially treated for disease/fungus are prohibited by bio security organisations.

  4. Untreated seeds may be baked at a low temperature. Fragile seed pods may be soaked in an acrylic medium solution to make them stronger. I would love to see what you all can do with these beauties -- traditional design hasn't done them full justice.

  5. But I love saying Yoknapatawpha! My alternative school English teacher that I had a crush on made it sound so exotic.
    I saw the seed treasury. so unique and beautiful. those Nepal seeds are my favorites,
    Vintajia makes a good point though, Take heed with the seeds.