Forest Guardian Double Hibiscus Leaf Necklace

Forest Guardian Double Hibiscus Leaf Necklace

255.00

A one of a kind organic double leaf necklace that will act as your personal talisman with its watchful abalone eye.

This botanical leaf necklace is fashioned from a real hibiscus leaf that grew as two attached leaves and is fossilized in solid sterling silver whereby the leaf's image and texture are frozen in time.  The double hibiscus leaves are set with a natural abalone "eye" cabochon in a serrated bezel setting amid handmade sterling silver scrollwork and granulation beads. 

The double hibiscus leaf necklace is oxidized to show the leaf's texture and suspends from a slightly oxidized decorative 18-inch sterling silver chain by two more granulation beads.

  • Eco-friendly recycled sterling silver
  • Leaf Centerpiece:  Approximately 1.5 inches in width by 1 inch in height
  • Gemstone:  7x5mm natural abalone
  • Necklace length:  18 inches
  • 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.