The natural world is chock full of interesting patterns and forms. It's no wonder that many people see nature as a muse, and throughout the ages, artists have created a variety of beautiful items inspired by nature. Indonesian jewelry designer eleven44 creates stunning works based on patterns and forms found in nature, all out of recycled brass.
Seen over at Etsy, artisan Linda of eleven44 uses techniques like the lost wax process to create her elegant, one-of-a-kind pieces. She takes treasures that she finds outside, like oyster shells, empty wasps' nests, broken coral, and models them into molds and objects that eventually become wearable items -- no doubt also alluding to ancient traditions that used such natural objects as currencies, and for personal beautification or ritual purposes.
There is a powerful play of forms, symmetries, and patterns in Linda's earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces. Besides the regular sizes, she also offers jewelry of various gauges for those who have larger piercings. She also uses symbols from other Eastern cultures, like this adapted rangoli pattern that is typically drawn in flour in front of Hindu households as a way of invoking the divinities.
Truly striking and eco-friendly jewelry that pays homage to nature's unabashed creativity. See more over at eleven44's Etsy page.