Spring's Awakening Leaf and Twig Necklace

Spring's Awakening Leaf and Twig Necklace

215.00

A lyrical twig and leaf necklace that emulates the small, simple look of plants budding to life in the early spring season.

This organic leaf and twig necklace is fashioned from a real leaf fossilized in solid sterling silver whereby the leaf's image and texture are frozen in time.  A round natural peridot gemstone adorns the leaf that is set on hand-wrought sterling silver budding twigs. 

The leaf and twig necklace is oxidized to showcase its detail and suspends from a simple 18-inch sterling silver cable chain.

  • Eco-friendly recycled sterling silver
  • Leaf and Twig Centerpiece:  Approximately 2 inches in width by 5/8 inches in height
  • Gemstone:  5mm natural peridot
  • 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.