I made this one today.
10×10 cm, copper cloissoné enamel over copper. Transparent and opal enamels.
The picture is pretty bad because it became night and it is taken with fluorescent artificial light and without tripod. I will take a better one tomorrow. Also, in this picture the copper threads are tarnished. I think I will polish them, so the design is more evident. You can better see the lines in the progress pics,
Ginesta is the catalan name of this plant, the botanical name being Spartium junceum. Spanish: Retama, English: Spanish broom (ha!), French: Genêt d’Espagne, Dutch: Bezemstruik (yes, I know this interests only me ;P)
Found this small bit of info about the name: The branches are long and supple and were used for sweeping, hence the name. The Latin name comes from the Greek spartion as, along with Esparto grass, it was used in rope-making. In French a similar broom, the Genista scorpius, is called Genêt à balais, meaning “broom” gênet. On a more kingly note, broom gave its name to the English royal Plantagenets: the Latin planta (sprig) and genista (broom plant) were combined to form Plantagenet, referring to the sprig the Geoffrey always wore in his cap.
A member of the Pea family (Leguminosae). Grows to over 3 m. Flowers: 20-25 mm, bright yellow and solitary, but growing in profusion.
I like the smell of the flowers, and I also like humble plants :P