Forest Guardian Leaf Necklace

Forest Guardian 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 nature inspired necklace is fashioned from a real hibiscus leaf that grew as two attached leaves, fossilized in solid sterling silver that is oxidized to show the leaf's texture and set with a natural abalone "eye" cabochon and handmade scrollwork and granulation beads.  Leaf pendant is suspended from a 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
     
  • Chain:   textured and oxidized decorative sterling silver chain
     
  • Only one available.  Necklace is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted design.
     
  • 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.