Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Japanese Pieces of Art

It's been ages since my last blog post and when I opened a package I got in the mail this morning, I thought I HAVE to write about these! My second thought was I would never ever be able to take pictures that would do these lovely leaves justice...

I found these hot red vintage leaves on wire and already thought they looked nice in the pictures online. But when I opended the package this morning I must have uttered 'ooooh' and 'wow' multiple times. These fabulous old, and as promised by the seller, very rare lampwork glass leaves on wire are vintage Japanese and truly are a piece of art on their own. In addition, the red color is so vibrant, they look like they've just been in the torch !

I love them and know I'll be ordering more of these in the future. As long as the limited stock permits.

It didn't take long to decide how I was going to use them. Only white would make these leaves stand out properly and I had just the perfect white candy jade beads to serve this purpose !


  1. Lovely leaves, vintage is the best!

  2. They are gorgeous, red's one of my fave colours too.

  3. Oh my, that is indeed a very striking red!

  4. They look very tactile and pretty! Red is my second fave color! :)
    I think the white really goes with the design of the leaves too!

  5. They're gorgeous! I love how you used them too!

  6. Gorgeous finds and I like the association with the white, it's simple and so efficient!