I've been toying with this idea for awhile now. I have so many friends in the herbal arts and herbalism is so interesting to me. Mother nature provides many wonders in the form of healing plants. Like many Vermonters, I turn to herbal remedies before anything else. My personal herbalist/amazing friend Kori Gelinas keeps me well stocked with herbal teas, oils and products.
A sweet customer/friend of mine recently gave me Rosemary Gladstar's beautiful book: Medicinal Herbs. Thanks Jane! It's really the gift that keeps on giving. How lovely it has been to gain more knowledge of herbs. I've so enjoyed the lush photos of these plants at their peaks, all of the green and brilliant color during these cold and gray winter months.
I wanted a way to connect my jewelry to my love of herbs. So I've created 5 simple pendants to start and I will grow the line as interest grows. In trying to come up with a name for this new line, I had many ideas but they all seemed too long. Then it hit me, simply Botany. An umbrella word that well encompasses herbs, plants, nature, medicine.
I drew these plants in the styles of a botanical studies. I chose some of my favorite medicinal herbs to start:
|Chamomile - Can help treat more than 100 separate ailments and conditions. It is gentle but effective and provides wonderful support for the nervous and digestive systems.|