Silver Seasons Irish Thorn Petite Spray Pendant Necklace by Michael Michaud

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This pendant necklace celebrates the Irish Blackthorn tree, a flowering tree native to Ireland that has magical powers in traditional folklore. Hand cast from real Irish Thorn leaves and buds.
Materials: cast in bronze, accented with white freshwater pearls.
Measures: Approximately 16" long with adjustable 2" extender
Includes a biographical artist card with interesting Irish Thorn 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.