Silver Seasons Cranberry 16" Statement Necklace by Michael Michaud

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Cast in bronze directly from a cranberry bush and accented with freshwater pearl cranberries, this statement necklace is perfect for autumn and holiday gatherings or any Northeast (or Down East) gal proud to wear the local produce.
16" length (pendant section drops lower) with 2" extender chain
Includes a biographical artist card with interesting Cranberry 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, necklaces and pins.