Flowering Myrtle Wire Drop Earrings
Flowers are born in summer and autumn in panicles of crinkled flowers with crepe-like texture. Colours vary from deep purple to red to white, with almost every shade in between. The fruit is a capsule, green and succulent at first, then ripening to dark brown or black dryness. Flowering Myrtles can fill every landscape need, from tidy street trees to dense barrier hedges. It is common in Southern France, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and in milder climates in the US.
Materials: The Flowering Myrtle leaves are cast in hand patinated bronze and accented with white freshwater pearls. The wires are 925 silver.
Measures: 1.2" 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.