Elven Holly Leaf Necklace

Elven Holly Leaf Necklace

285.00

A fairy tale-esque real holly leaf and opal necklace with a curved scrolled collar that an elven princess would wear proudly.  

This delicate elven-inspired holly leaf necklace is fashioned from a real holly leaf fossilized in solid sterling silver whereby the leaf's image and texture are frozen in time.   The holly leaf is set with a small natural Australian opal set in a simple bezel setting and sits upon a curved collar of hand-wrought sterling silver scrollwork.  The scrollwork attaches to a chain of natural white freshwater seed pearls which extend partway up the necklace where it then connects to an adjustable 19-inch decorative and slightly oxidized sterling silver chain with a lobster claw closure.

  • Eco-friendly recycled sterling silver
  • Leaf and Scrollwork Centerpiece:  Approximately 3.75 inches in width and .75 inches in height from top to bottom of leaf
  • Gemstone/Pearls:  4mm natural Australian opal, 3x5mm oval natural white freshwater seed pearls, 5mm natural white freshwater potato pearl
  • Necklace length:  adjustable to 19 inches
  • Chain:   seed pearls linked with twisted sterling silver wire connected to textured and oxidized decorative sterling silver chain
  • Only one available.  Necklace is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted design made in my Florida studio.
  • To learn more about the unique process used to create this design, please see below.

  • Shipping:  Approximately 1-2 days

  • Packaging:  Velvet lined jewel box.
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The Process of Making Real Leaves and Twigs Into Jewelry
Many years ago, I figured out a way to melt down my scrap silver and "fossilize" real twigs and leaves.  They are coated with multiple layers of molten sterling silver, where each layer is allowed to cool and harden until enough layers have built up making the piece durable.  The pieces are then placed in a kiln and heated evenly so the layers of silver fuse together, burning away the leaf or twig entirely but leaving their organic image and texture behind.   No two are ever exactly alike, but each design captures the elegance and beauty of nature.