Sakura, A Japanese Cherry Blossom Collection

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.
-Kobayashi Issa

I have always been fascinated by Japanese history, culture and symbolism. Especially how sakura / cherry blossoms can be seen as a metaphor for life and it’s cycles. When I saw the first blossoms of spring appearing here in Wales, I knew I wanted to reflect it’s beauty in my jewellery and bookmarks. I created a small collection using metal, clay and paint to recreate these pink beauties! These are some (though not all) of the items I created, which are now available in my Etsy shop and on this website.

Hand Clayed Cherry Blossoms on Twig (copper or silver)

For this necklace I carefully clayed each leaf of the blossom in a slightly see-through pink polymer. After this I baked them and glued them onto a twig pendant. You can view this necklace in the shop in copper here or in silver here.

Cherry Blossom Pink Quartz Bookmark

For this bookmark I combined an antiqued red copper bookmark with a wire wrap tree pendant. The tree pendant has lovely pink quartz stones attached to it, looking just like spring blossoms. You can find this unique tree bookmark here.

Pink Tree Silver Tone Necklace

For this necklace I hand painted each leaf to give them a lovely pastel pink / soft pink colour. The light colours of the silver and pink would make this an ideal every summer necklace and is the most affordable cherry blossom necklace in this collection. Check the necklace out in the shop here.

Hand Painted Row of Cherry Blossoms Necklace

I made this necklace by painting each flower in a gradient from red at it’s very centre to a light pink in the outer parts of the leaves. The brightness of this necklace really stands out, and the necklace can brighten up your outfit. You can find this cherry blossom necklace in my shop here.

Locket / Keepsake Necklace With Cherry Blossom Twig Charm

For this necklace I hand painted a cherry blossom charm which I combined with a filigree locket pendant. The locket can hold a secret message, picture or small object. This spring necklace can be found in my shop here.

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