In 2019 I kept noticing poppies, I don;t know if it was a particularly good year for them or if it was one of those things that once you spot one, they seem to be everywhere!
Giant poppies grew down by the canal in Sowerby Bridge, yellow ones self seeded on the path by my house & on holiday there were gorgeous splashes of red by the beach at Lossiemouth, Scotland. Then when I visited my Mum & Dad I realised they also had a lovely collection in their garden.
Mum dried some of their seed heads for me in her greenhouse and I painstakingly coated the tops of these in layers of silver clay, It took quite a while. Once in the kiln the seed head burns away leaving behind the imprint it has made in the creating some rather special unique earrings.