Silver Seasons Round Leaf Eucalyptus Earrings by Michael Michaud

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Native to Australia, the eucalyptus is a genus of over 700 species, ranging from handsome landscape trees to large shrubs. They are not only known for their beauty, but also for their aromatic leaves which are the primary source of eucalyptus oil. The leaves range in both color and shape. As a young plant, the eucalyptus displays round leaves, whilst the adult leaves are long and slender and hang downwards from single stalks. Round leaf eucalyptus is particularly popular in the floral industry and is often used as greenery in floral arrangements or as accents in wedding and home décor.
Materials: The eucalyptus leaves are cast in bronze with our signature green patina and a 24kt gold plating, accented with white freshwater pearls. The wires are 24kt gold plated 925 Sterling silver.
Measures: 0.85" L x 0.56" W
Includes a biographical artist card with interesting Eucalyptus 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.