I studied France because my mom's family fled France to escape religious persecution. They were French Huguenots (similar to the AnaBaptists at the time) and were escaping death. Approximately 500,000 French Huguenots were put to death by the Catholic church in France.
I am proud of my French heritage and have studied the language and the country, but researching why we left was a little shocking. Since most of my jewelry is inspired by nature- flowers, leaves, butterflies- I thought it might be better if I looked in that direction. After discovering the national flower of France, I felt more confident.
The national flower for France is the Iris.
Which is represented by the Fleur-de-lis or "flower of lily".
This one is fun since it also shares the French flag colors:
Blue, White and Red or simply the Tricolor.
So, I have my inspiration, and some ideas percolating in my head. I expect to have a finished piece soon. I am so sorry I don't have it finished!
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