Shimmer Holly Leaf Necklace

Shimmer Holly Leaf Necklace

250.00

A lyrical holly leaf necklace that delights the senses with its bright, happy colors of blue and yellow.

This botanical 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 natural golden citrine and a Swiss blue topaz gemstone, both set in simple bezel settings amid hand-wrought sterling silver scrollwork.  

Holly leaf necklace is oxidized to showcase the detailed texture of the leaf and suspends from a slightly oxidized, decorative 18-inch sterling silver chain. 

  • Eco-friendly recycled sterling silver
  • Leaf Pendant:  Approximately 1.25 inches in height by 1 inch in width.
  • Gemstones:  4mm natural golden citrine, 4mm natural Swiss blue topaz    
  • 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.