Silver Seasons Boxwood 16" Twigs Necklace by Michael Michaud

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A striking homage to earlier times! Boxwood is an attractive evergreen that can reach heights of thirty or more feet; its slow growing dwarf variety is close clipped (a custom that began in Roman times) to make decorative edgings. Representing beauty and resilience. Original casting created from cuttings from George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Materials: freshwater pearl strand with boxwood sprigs formed from freshwater pearls and cast bronze leaves.
Measures: 16" - 17" L (adjustable)
Includes a biographical artist card with interesting Boxwood 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.