Silver Seasons Red Poppy Leather Necklace by Michael Michaud

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The red poppy necklace petals in vibrant red cast glass accented with peacock freshwater pearls for the flower''s distinctive black center. Red poppies are worn around Remembrance Day in Commonwealth nations to honor soldiers who have died in the line of duty.
Hand cast from real Red Poppy
Materials: cast bronze petals, red cast glass, freshwater pearls, green leather necklace cord.
Measures: Chain: 17" - 18" L (adjustable); Pendant: 1" L x 1" W
Includes a biographical artist card with interesting Poppy 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.