They are found in nature; in animals, plants, weather patterns and who knows what else. This dahlia from our front yard is unfurling in a spiral pattern.
|Big Horn Sheep - Pinterest.|
|Weather Patterns - Pinterest|
Spiral Petroglyph - Pinterest
|Buddhist Temple in China - Pinterest|
|Greek gold ring from the 7th -6th century BC - Pinterest|
And still later, Art Nouveau jewelry was awash in spirals and swirls.
Which made me wonder about contemporary jewelry. So I decided to make an Etsy Treasury of spiral art beads and components, as well as finished jewelry. I quickly found that just on Etsy, there were enough spiral pendants and jewelry designs to make a dozen treasuries. I was amazed!
|René Lalique - Pinterest.|
AJE team member, Karen Totten loves spirals. In fact, here's a peek into her studio earlier this week. She's a spiral maniac! These pendants and charms are all works in progress for Bead Fest, August 23-25. In fact, many of our members' studios are filled with work for Bead Fest, including Susan Kennedy, Jen Cameron, Jenny Davies-Reazor and Diana Ptaszynski.
Here's a finished piece from Karen.
And Diana has spiral ammonites.
Kristi has lots of ammonite spirals, too.
Here's a pretty flower with a spiralling stem from Rebekah.
And I have a necklace with a spiral pendant.
And if that's not enough, you can check out all these amazing spiral components and jewelry designs in the Spectacular Spiral Treasury that I put together on Etsy. Enjoy!