Lily-of-the-valley represents innocence, purity and abundance and is a popular flower for weddings, bridal parties and anniversaries. A sculptured bracket of Art Nouveau style lily-of-the-valley spans across a split shank oval hinged bracelet. Textured leaves are hand enameled in translucent green. Pearls are lustrous cultura glass. Hand burnished pale bronze finish. Size: 7" around. 1.25" at the widest point. Made at Sweet Romance in our Los Angeles studio.
Lily of the Valley... This flower is signifies the return of happiness and new beginnings. It's fragile bloom Preferred for the simplest of wedding bouquets, it is also legendary for appearing in grand royal bouquets.
This bracelet has strong Art Nouveau influences in its winding stems and leaves. Botanical subjects were important in expressing the curvilinear shapes and undulating lines that defined the Art Nouveau era through 1910. The 'new art' brought design innovations that weren't derived from any previous art form or period. It stressed hand fabrication over precious metals and machined manufacturing. In its day, it was expensive and avant garde. Although it occupied less than two decades of popularity, the Nouveau aesthetic remains.
Click to Shelleys blog entry Art Nouveau flourished in a world of rapid social change. The new art brought design innovations that weren't derived from any previous art form or period style. It stressed hand fabrication over machine production. It shocked the senses of... Read on and share your thoughts!