Inspiration for my Daisy Charm
I am very fortunate to have a mature cottage garden, full of flowers of all types. When designing my bumblebee ring, the image that kept popping into my mind was of the bees buzzing in and out of the oxeye daisies in my garden. And so they naturally came into my collection, initially by way of the bumblebee and daisy ring. The ring design came down to a choice of modelling a large bee from scratch – or modelling a large daisy for my little bee to sit on. I wasn’t brave enough then to tackle a large bee – and so the bee and daisy collection was born. Of course, as soon as the ring was finished – the next thing to design was evident: a pair of daisy earrings. And, from it, this cute daisy charm.
The mix of bees and daisies has been a popular marriage, which now includes a range of larger Queen Bees and Daisies, including my Queen Bumblebee and Daisy Necklace. As a child, I was mesmerised by charm bracelets and always yearned for one. Only in my late 40’s did I get a proper one (which I daren’t wear for fear of losing one of it’s treasures!). So a charm bracelet was an obvious addition to my collection once the mini-beast collection began to grow. And my little bee and daisy always sit next to one another on mine.