Due to silicon being one of the Earth’s most abundant elements, I decided to utilize it in two ways for each of today’s projects in the form of silicon dioxide. That is, in glass and in sand.
The first project includes a lead crystal cuttings vase from Poland. The bedding material is a mixture of basalt and regular sand. The burlap flower takes center stage in this arrangement.
The red flower cluster and leafy stem are embedded in pink dyed sand. The artisanal clear vase keeps everything together.
The large, tinted goblet is filled with sand and succlents in this terrarium inspired project.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 16th century English painter, poet, and printmaker, William Blake. “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”