Since this is when summer gardens are in full bloom, I thought I'd feature the German jewelry artist Nora Rochel, who uses flower motifs in almost all of her work. Here is the artist herself modeling some of her creations.
Ring of silver and red gold
The gray flower ring looks as if it's been eaten alive.
How sweet that a little flower "lives" inside the encasement.
There's such a great variety of shapes, textures, sizes and colors in this work - which makes these rings rather unique.
Rochel's jewelry will be on display through August 31, 2013 at the Putti Gallery international contemporary jewelry exhibition in Riga, Latvia.
Rochel also does a lot of work in colored porcelain, like this flower bowl.
You can see more of her rings and porcelain work at Nora Rochel.