Silver Lake, Beth Hemmila: silver & plum pearls, garnet, iolite, fine and sterling silver
There in the round, low place the wind hardly disturbed the fragrance of the violets. The sun was warm there, the sky was overhead, the green walls of grass curved all around and butterflies fluttered over the crowding violet-faces.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder, By the Shores of Silver Lake
Last year my mother and I read the whole Little House series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My favorite book was By the Shores of Silver Lake. To honor the closure of our Little House book club, I created this precious necklace called Silver Lake.
Inspired by Wilder's rich descriptions of the prairie, this necklace acts like a snapshot, capturing one tiny corner of Laura's vast landscape. Here on Silver Lake, I imagined the many wildflowers and furry creatures that inhabited Laura's childhood and strung these memories together.