Ever work with nylon microfilaments? These are as fine as sewing cotton but not easy to control and work with. These threads have a mind of their own!

Foxtail Lily or Desert Candle
Yet British artist, Nora Fok meticulously creates the most amazing hand made nylon art rings (and other jewelry) using techniques such as knotting and knitting.  Shown here are a selection of her Nylon Botanicus collection where the sources of her inspiration are flowers - both the garden and wild varieties.

Nora developed an early interest in the structure of DNA. She said, "I did not then understand the science but found the images beautiful, particularly the spiral movement so full of energy and life."  Her powers of observation and attention to detail are very strong indeed when she observes nature.  As she appreciates science,  she sometimes gives the correct botanical names to her creations. I've used the common names.

If you live anywhere near the Harley Gallery in Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, England, do go see her first solo exhibition, Cloud Nylon: The Jewellery of Nora Fok from January 22 to March 20.

Geum or Avens


Venus Looking Glass, Stamen

Creeping Thistle


Wind Flower
Some of her other pieces from this collection are equally delightful :

Here is a video by the artist herself.

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