Spring has finally arrived, the air is fresh and inviting us outdoors once again. The gardens of Tamborine Mountain have begun showing off their beautiful blooms. The spectacular magnolia trees that have just finished their epic displays and now wisteria is in full glory, climbing up beautiful archways and dripping with tendrils of purple flowers. I am so lucky to delight in these floral displays every day from my trip to and from the studio. I also relish the natives that are starting to bloom in abundance, the grevillea and bottle brush are amongst my favourites.
It is evident in the jewellery collections by local silversmith Emma Dusting, that she is heavily inspired by our native flora. From delicate buds on blossoming vines, parched, folded gum leaves to the dried seed pods discarded by grevillea robusta she crafts and forms gorgeous botanical jewellery pieces that I am lucky to display in my jewellery shop.
She also makes sterling silver earrings and necklaces featuring lilies, roses and flowers, some of which feature semi precious stones.
With Springtime on The Mountain occurring on Friday 29th September and Saturday 30th September, there will be garden lovers from far and wide visiting to peruse some of the magical gardens here on Tamborine Mountain. Whilst visiting the gorgeous gardens, why not stop on Gallery Walk at 123 Long Road, to check out our beautiful range of handcrafted jewellery at Kriket Broadhurst Jewellery Studio as well as visiting the inspiring gallery of Jen Robson at e360 Design. Jen designs and creates beautiful homewares from pillows and table runners to one of a kind wall pieces and lampshades, all adorned with her unique designs inspired by nature.