Eucalyptus Seed Dainty Wire Earrings
With its distinctive foliage, attractive flowers and interesting seed pods, the Eucalyptus is a beautiful and versatile plant. The ornamental dwarf varieties in particular have become popular with gardeners around the world for their small, round, intense silver-blue foliage and strong eucalyptus scent. In spring and summer, varieties such as Eucalyptus 'Baby Blue' produce clusters of small white flowers that are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators. These flowers are followed by small woody fruit capsules containing numerous small seeds.
Materials: The leaves of the Eucalyptus earrings are cast in hand patinated bronze and accented with white freshwater pearls. The wires are 925 Sterling silver with a 24kt gold plating.
Measures: 0.87" L x 0.41" W
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.