this alternative christmas tree by lady magpie is the fifth one in the project i’m running on the blog until christmas day. i’m very excited to show you the 7+1 alternative christmas trees! we are trying to show you that we can celebrate with little to no costs, only with some patience and a bit of imagination. are you in?

lady magpie is nadire omer’s jeweler alter ego. the name chose her since she is an honorary magpie in her real life. she is naturally attracted to small, shiny objects which she showcases as pieces of jewelry. a great nature lover, she works as much as possible with natural and eco friendly materials.

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her concept uses her most recent finds. the collection of minutia includes natural beauties but also a few beautiful objects hand made by herself or by fellow jewelers and friends.

the porcelain pieces and the polar bear are from her kai collection. the fox is a brooch from the owls are not what they seem collection. and the lace earring are from the soon available online bridal line.

the rosehip and the hawthorn were picked in rosia montana. it’s a small mining town in transylvania with gold resources. it has in recent years became the eye of an ecologist storm at national level after it attracted the interest of an unscrupulous international consortium.

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i confess that i do some gathering myself. i’m always bringing home lots of sea shells, found little toys or pine cones. this is something i could do myself – i already have some material!

photo credits: nadire omer, lady magpie