Emily J. Fruth

Grandma's Stargazer Lilies

Necklace, 10” x 10” x 1/2”, copper, enamel, thread; enameled, pierced, formed, cold connected

Several years ago my dad and I gave my grandmother some potted stargazer lilies for Mother’s Day. Once planted, they became the pride of her flower bed. The abstracted flowers in Grandma’s Stargazer Lilies contain, instead of stamen and pollen, a few strands of yellow embroidery thread from my grandma’s sewing kit.