Melissa says: The ivy is a wonderful image in Frances Hodgson Burnett's, The Secret Garden. A long curtain of ivy covers the entrance to the secret garden, a place where everything that had no hope can come alive. Dead trees and untended flowers are coaxed back into life, and the gardeners are transformed, body and soul. I love the quote below because we find Mary standing at the edge of her new life, about to enter a whole new world of beauty and friendship that she never knew before.
“…she took another long breath, because she could not help it, and she held back the swinging curtain of ivy and pushed back the door which opened slowly-slowly.” -The Secret Garden
Precious metal clay, recycled silver
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Jewelry Design Challenge
The ivy leaf is 9mm from tip to stem, and 7mm (a little over 1/4") at its widest, and is set on a 1mm sterling silver band.