Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
As ever I've been on the look out for the extraordinarily beautiful, and my find this time is no exception.
I'm always dazzled by the beauty of nature, the pure intricacy of the daintiest of flowers, the sparkle of a dew drop in the sunshine, the absolute perfection that can be found in our hedgerows and wild meadows.
With this love of nature in mind, you can understand my excitement when I stumbled across Anna Smallwood's nature inspired designs.
Anna tells me:
"I’ve always been a creative soul that loves designing and putting my own creative flair into everything given the chance. I started to make beaded hair pieces just before my wedding because I needed one for myself and since then I’ve made numerous items from hairpins to tiaras for other brides.
Some of my designs have been used in modelling shoots as well, which is extremely gratifying.
Since wearing my own creations on my special day, creating hairpins and combs for other brides has become my absolute passion.
I take my inspiration from nature, whatever catches my eye on my daily walks with my little dog.
I love the feeling that I'm making something special and precious for others too.
I use the finest quality beads, pearls, crystals and other materials to make the most beautiful adornments for each individual bride".
The earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think Anna has captured all that is beautiful about nature and her passion absolutely shines through.
If you’re interested to learn more about Anna's work and products you can contact her on her Facebook page
Chic hair by Anna Smallwood or email: firstname.lastname@example.org