Snow is falling in some parts of the UK and temperatures are hitting typical January lows. So when we emerged from the layers of hats and scarves, the London Jewellery School office conversation turned to snow globes and Bronagh started wonder if they were used in jewellery much.
The result is this wintery inspirations post.
If you want to make an impression, one way is to add a show globe to a ring. If you look round Etsy, Pinterest and other sites you can spot a great variety. They may be unwieldy but as a fan of penguins I have fallen for this one by Jelly Button Jewellery
Necklaces may be easier to wear. This- hand painted vintage style pendant by Plasticouture evokes traditional snow globes but the shape means you might surprise people when you give it a shake.
But snow globes are not just the territory of the fun, funky and fashion end of the jewellery business. It turns out that gold and diamonds make great snowflakes.
Eva Martin’s Metropolis Snowglobe ring won second place Gold/Platinum in the 2009 Saul Bell Design Award. The yellow gold snow balls swirl around the diamond tipped buildings as the ring is worn.
This ring from the Royal Asscher Stars of Africa collection has diamonds encased in a fluid filled sapphire dome, so they “fall freely, like snowflakes in a snow globe”.
OK, so you may not have a sapphire dome and a selection of gold balls to hand, but if you are feeling inspired by this and the weather, why not stay in the warm and create your own wintery scenes in jewellery.
If you have been making snow globe or other wintery jewellery, please share links to pictures below or share them on our Facebook page. We’d love to share links to your work through our Pinterest page.