Hydrangeas say summer, which is why I'm utterly taken right now with the work of artisan jeweler Patrick Irla from Michigan. The hydrangea 18K gold and silver necklace has a fairy tale quality yet looks modern and very chic ($580. There's also a beautiful all-sterling version for $158). The matching ring ($310) , just like the jeweler's other creations is completely handmade- casting, fabrication, and finishing. There's a short video on the designer's site that shows him at work, and it's fascinating for those of us who love to see how pretty things are made.
The earrings above are perhaps the most beautiful item ($145, sterling silver, made to order), and unfortunately they're post (kike all of Patrick Irla's earrings), so not suited for my non-pierced ears. The texture and satin finish make the flowers look almost real. The jeweler's website doesn't offer e-commerce, but he has an Etsy store, which is how I discovered his work.
All photos of Patrick Irla Jewelry is copyrighted by the artist. I'm not affiliated with him or with his store in any way, shape or form, and the link above is only provided for your convenience.