Calla lilies are said to come from the ancient god Hera, the wife of Zeus. In the story, Zeus brought Hercules to nurse from his wife while she was sleeping. Hera awoke and pushed the baby away from her. Drops of milk flew across the sky creating the milky way and everywhere they landed on earth, calla lilies bloomed. We know, though, that the Calla liliy is a very toxic flower that should not be ingested. It was this idea of toxic beauty and nuturing that fascinated me to create this piece. Calla Lilies are also often used in wedding bouquets which is a time of happiness and family togetherness- can that not also become toxic if not cared for correctly?
Cast in solid sterling silver and darkened for a natural tarnished look. High spots have been buffed for shine and then sealed. The center is open to allow for a simple stem or small bundle to be placed within.
Cast in sterling silver, darkened with patina for detail. Handmade in ohio