i thought you should know about Anne Ten Donkelaar
an artist from the Netherlands who creates strange and fantastic designs
from bits and pieces found in nature
words cannot begin to explain the magical quality of her work
the magnificent piece of jewelry pictured above is titled Wittenoord
"This is the story of a woman who lived in Wittenoord.
Here she found almost jewel like pieces of nature.
They were beautiful, but very fragile.
They had to be protected, so she made glass beads
to put them in so they can be worn and admired. "
'By protecting these precious pieces under glass, I give the objects a second life
and hope to inspire people to make up their own stories about them.' - Anne
you can find more of her work here