Bahamian Bay Tri Color Large Leaf Necklace
Bahamian Bay is a shrub native to the sunny islands of the Bahamas. It thrives in the sandy soil and sunny salt breezes. It is commonly used to decorate the beautiful homes of the islands.
Materials: The Bahamian Bay necklace is cast in bronze with a tricolour of hand patinated, gunmetal and 24kt. gold plated leaves on a gold plated chain.
Measures: Chain: 17" - 19" L (adjustable); Drop: 1.25" L
This unique jewelry is made by creating molds directly from botanical elements in a process similar to lost-wax casting. While traditional lost-wax casting begins with a hand-carved model of wax, Michael Michaud instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model. A mold is created around the botanical element and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mold of itself.