Silver Seasons Blueberry Brooch by Michael Michaud

Silver Seasons Blueberry Brooch by Michael Michaud

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Handfuls of tangy berries eaten on the spot make for memories of climbing favourite mountains, of seeing autumn slopes washed with deep blue where blueberry bushes cover the ridges. In addition to their medicinal properties, the fresh springtime leaves make an excellent tea.
Materials: The Blueberry brooch is cast in bronze and accented with dark blue aventurine berries.
Measures: 2" L x 1.5" W
Includes a biographical artist card with interesting Blueberry historical facts on the reverse side.
Handmade in New York state, USA.
Silver Seasons Collection
Michael Michaud's Silver Seasons collection began in 1991 with a handful of designs. Real greenery, flowers, fruits, vegetables, nuts, bark and herbs are copied and made into jewelry. The process for creating this natural looking jewelry begins with creating a true-to-life sculpture from a live plant, flower, leaf. Using the lost wax technique, Michael and his artisans create molds made from the sculpture. Bronze is poured into the mold. Then comes the careful hand application of fine details. Finally, metals are patinaed, smoothed, and sometimes set with natural stones or pearls. All to bring a beautiful, wearable piece of the garden! Michael became an expert at making and manipulating molds at the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology. There are several design variations within each botanical collection that might include bracelets, earrings, Earrings and pins.