25 March 2010

monnaie du Pape...

credit photo C.Boral
La Monnaie du Pape , is one of my favorite plants.. my mother have a lot on our garden when i was a child.. it was so beautiful , like a "mother of pearl" garden..

when i saw these iridescent ovals mother  of pearl..yummmmmmmmmmm!! QUICK a necklace!!
the focal is a vintage shoes buckle with a gray stone  (too strange !!!), embellished with Swarovski pearls and  mother of pearls ..

my model is my little sister (29!!), she don't want me to show her little pretty face so..little processing
and those little earrings...

à bientôt!!


mairedodd said...


Narrative jewelry said...

Wooow, too beautiful ! Trop beau ce collier. Love this new type of beads, in fact, they reminds me the lovely monnaie du Pape, i love so much too (there were too in my grandmother's house, with roseaux). And the old buckle is simply gorgeous. The earrings are so precious, the combo of pink mother of pearl and rhinestones is "du meilleur effet". So chiiic ! So french !

Cindy said...

Esther, I'm not familiar with this plant..so I'm so glad you shared a picture with us. It really is unusual and really is quite pretty. And your new necklace is beautiful...what a cool digital picture of your little sister. Beauty sure runs in the family. :-)

stregata said...

Love your necklace!! And the earrings are tres chic!!! Your lil sis really must be quite as beautiful as you are.
And the plant is one of my favorites too! I don't have too many this year. But I love the seedpods when they are still green too!

SummersStudio said...

That is one of my favourite plants as well. The necklace is so beautiful.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Wow, I've never seen a plant like that but it looks so unique. The necklace and earrings are lovely...your SO handy with the computer.

TesoriTrovati said...

Stunning. That is my cup of tea.
And those earrings...so romantic.
And your sister? I would believe that she is a beautiful soul, just as you are.
Profitez de la journee!
Enjoy the day!

sharon said...

Breathtakingly beautiful.....just like you do so well!! I can melt looking at these pieces of jewelry!! The ovals are incredible!
I have seen this plant but have never had one myself, maybe this year!

Le Journal de Chrys said...

Ohhh je me souviens, ma maman en faisait des bouquets!!!! On allait les ramasser!

Fabi said...

Que hermosura ¡¡ Son maravillosos el collar y pendientes, con un toque antiguo ¡Me adora!

diane said...

What a gorgeous necklace, and the earrings are sooooo special. Your work is always beautiful Esther!
I want to see your sister. I know she is as beautiful as you are~I just know it!!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Ahhhh Esthernita,

Once again you have taken my breath away with your beautiful ccreations!!!

In different parts of the US the common name for this plant is a Money Plant. I think because when the blossoms mature they appear to be silver coins hanging on the branches :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Judy said...

Pearls and crystals are always a winning combination. Your necklace is just lovely and the earrings stunning!

Lori Saul said...

Stunning work inspired by nature- brilliant art!

Flor Larios Art said...

Bellisimo collar!

steufel said...

Love that necklace.

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