Folklore inspiration

18th September 2011 0 Comments
originally available in Ikea, others in range here

It’s time I introduced my other new jewellery collection for Autumn / Winter – Folklore. Not the jewellery itself, just yet, but some of the images and ideas I have been collecting on Pinterest around the theme.

Hansel and Gretel by Kay Nielson 1925
It must be something about the nights drawing in, thinking about the darkness outside, halloween and the warmth of a good fire with all the hearty food we enjoy during Winter…. but tales of witches, fairy folk, Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm have been coming to my mind. The big bad wolf and magic in those enchanted woods…..
Traditional tales handed down by word of mouth and told to children to keep them safe in olden times, plus the less sanitized original versions, not for young ears!
During my journey I have found some amazing illustrators, some, like Arthur Rackham and Kay Nielson, I think trigger memories of old books of fairy tales I saw as a child, but I found some amazing new ones like Lindsey Carr (below) and Anna Howarth (below) whose work I simply must have for myself soon.
All these ideas, images and my own half-remembered childhood memories of scary fairy tales that you didn’t know quite whether to believe or not have inspired this collection, more to follow…
In the meantime, remember…. don’t talk to wolves…
(all images where possible have been linked to their original source, the copyright remains with the originators. Copies can be seen on my Pinterest account also)
Rachel x

22nd September 2011

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...