Henna Designs – Nature-Inspired Art

Henna Designs – Nature-Inspired Art

Many of my henna designs are inspired by nature  – hibiscus flowers, vines, daisies, water, succulents, dahlias, peacocks, feathers etc. I like to make what nature gives us as inspiration and make it more fantastical in my henna designs. Today’s feature is nature-inspired art to reference many design elements in nature that inspire us all.

henna tree design, henna on side, henna tree, henna body art

henna tree design on ribcage at the henna salon

This adorable Micro Marimo moss in a glass gourd by  MyZen is a cool display and has an interesting story: “About Marimo Balls:
These delightful little balls of algae also called Cladophora originate in Lake Akan Japan. They are revered and adopted as “pets” in Japanese homes and offices and are believed to bring good luck. Marimo name is derived from Mari meaning “bouncy play ball” and “mo” meaning underwater plant in Japanese.” Neat!

mini terrarium

Shadow boxes make a great frame for art. But what’s more beautiful than something nature has designed? -nada! Gaze at the loveliness of nature with this air plant terrarium and hand-built shadow box by MIDNIGHTinSEATTLE .

shadowbox terrarium

 Happiknits brings us a lovely knit chartreuse cowl that has a cozy, mossy feel as well as being quite stylish.

knit cowl

A natural, beautiful stone is mystic topaz.  Passionate Jewelry sets mystic topaz in a great silver bezel to create this unique ring.

mystic topaz ring

This nature-inspired origami lotus flower by Fish & Lotus is crafted so perfectly that you almost don’t realize its made of paper! These would be great as wedding favors or given as a gift.

origami lotus flower

I will admit, if I owned this incredible miniature terrarium necklace by Woodii I would wear it EVERYDAY.. Between the small pebbles at the bottom, the variety of moss and the adorable cork stopper, this pendant has en entire little slice of nature in an adorable glass vile.

terrarium necklace

If you want the more traditional yet elaborate nature display in your house, these succulent terrariums by Another World Plants and Terrariums is the way to go. I have a soft spot for terrariums with succulents because there’s just something so cool about moss and succulents mixed together. <3

glass terrarium

Another great mini collection of nature is this moss, lichen & citrine filled rectangle glass pendant made by fawn . Ideal to “keep nature close to your heart”

moss lichen necklace

Mojo Spa Style brings us this ahhhhdorable stylish accessory that has almost limitless potential for where it can be placed. Its a made-to-order, crocheted  flower pin that is a must-have accessory in your collection.

crocheted flower pin

If all this nature has inspired you to get into the terrarium lifestyle, then pick up this air plant zen garden terrarium kit by Xerces Art . Easy to care for, the air plant inside “requires little attention and happily sits amongst the other items in the terrarium.” Perfect for first-time terrarium owners.

zen garden, terrarium kit, air plant

Mehndi Party Accessories

Mehndi Party Accessories

Henna really lends itself to the warm spectrum of colors – red, orange, brown and yellow. I’ll be featuring some great red, yellow and orange accessories to have for a Mehdni Party in different mediums today.

This handmade necklace by Chocolate Angel is such a yummy, warm honey yellow with such intricate detail in the tiny seed beads. It has a Moroccan feel which would go great with symmetrical Moroccan henna designs.

yellow seed bead, necklace, honey color

Amber browns, oranges and reds melding perfectly in this nice necklace by Beca’s Beaded Jewelry. I also really like the added beauty with the copper clasp at the ends.

autumn brown, red, orange, bead necklace

Michele Buttons  brings us a beautiful piece of art.. that can also be a reusable grocery tote bag! Seriously, can you think of a more lovely way to support your “green spirit” other than this? Made from  100% cotton canvas, this unique tote is great! You can have these for party favors at your mehndi party!

cotton tote bag, orange floral print, reusable grocery bag

Whimsical and adorable, this handmade polymer clay pendant by Flowertown Originals is hung on a hand-braided cord as well. Super cute!

polymer clay, pendant, floral necklace

I was shocked (in a great way) to find out that these beautiful red floral beads were made by hand! Here’s how Blue Morning Expressions explains the creating process “My handmade polymer clay beads were created on a lemon yellow base, with yummy blue berry flowers, pink cherry and orange flowers and lime green wire wrapping woven in between the beads…Every polymer clay bead has been completely handcrafted and hand rolled and all the flowers have been added individually before baking.”   bravo!!

blue, yellow, clay beads, necklace

If you are looking for something orange & fabulous for an upcoming mehndi party or Indian wedding, this pendant necklace by TartanHearts, inspired by The Hunger Games, is a great accent to add to any outfit.

hunger games necklace, orange, color, copper

And who doesn’t love bright red and orange poppies? They make me so happy when I see them … but pair them with a turquoise background and an antiqued chain you can see me do a happy dance! This necklace by Wear It Out!  is one I would cherish in my collection. ( I’m sure you would, too)

orange flower, necklace

That wraps it up for red and orange accessories (today, at least..) Hope you found some pieces that you adore.. I know I have!

Peacock Henna Tattoo

Peacock Henna Tattoo

I really love this new design! The idea was brought to me by a new, really cool client names Erin. She wanted a peacock henna design on her back. I am really loving how it came out. Enjoy the peacock henna tattoo:

peacock henna tattoo
peacock henna tattoo
peacock henna tattoo

Mehndi on Hand

Mehndi on Hand

Mehndi I did on my hand today. I also made a henna video of this design. I like designs on my hand to feature flowers and paisleys. I don’t think that’s a surprise =-)

Enjoy!

henna, tattoo, artist, flowers, michigan, kelly caroline

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