JUL DESIGNS | SHAWL PINS | Grape Tendrils
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The tendrils of grapes or peas¬†are nature's spirals.¬† ¬†The natural grape tendrils from which these pieces were cast were collected near my studio from some wild grapes growing along the Patuxent River which runs into the Chesapeake Bay.¬† The grapes these vines produce aren't any you'd want to eat¬†- birds like them.¬† In the fall they form loose clusters of tiny pea-like fruit and the grapes turn color from green to turquoise to indigo to mauve.¬† When my son was four, we went walking¬†in the fall and found a wild grapevine covered in these multi-colored fruits the size of pearls and we arranged them in an ombre fade in the cracks of a rock - a little tribute to the art of Andy Goldsworthy (if you've never seen his work, google it - it's amazing and will inspire you).¬† Whenever I see wild grapes in the fall that look like that I think of my boy at that age lining up those grapes in color order in the woods. Made Fair Trade in Indonesia; Cast and hand-finished in White Brass; Shawl Pin includes the ring the stick; Ring 2.5" tall¬†x 1.25" wide; Featured in Vogue Knitting International Early Fall 2014, Spotted The Hottest Finds in Knitting.
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