Inspiration for my Oxeye Daisy Ring
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. It has been a popular marriage so a queen bee and a larger, to scale, oxeye daisy were inevitable. Initially modelling the larger daisy to make a large Queen Bumblebee and Daisy Necklace, I then realised that I liked it simply by itself. Hence my Oxeye Daisy Pendant and latterly this Oxeye Daisy Ring.
Being an animal lover, I have been surprised by the very positive reaction that this pendant receives. Whereas, when I started modelling, I preferred to focus solely on the animals. Over time, leaves and flowers have slowly crept in to my collection. And now, I love the connections I can make between the pieces: the bees loving daisies, earwigs loving the damp, dark ivy, … There is a lot more to be explored here.