Spring Strawberry Statement Brooch
Known to be the first fruit that ripens during spring, strawberries are a tell-tale sign that warmer, sunny weather is on the horizon. The sweet fruit is the only one to feature its seeds on the outside, and is actually part of the rose family! From a fresh fruit salad to delicious strawberry shortcake, strawberries are rich in nutrients and are an integral ingredient in many delectable recipes.
Materials: The Strawberry Brooch is cast in hand patinated bronze and accented with flame-worked red glass berries and white cast glass flowers with 24kt gold plated centers.
Measures: 2.74" L x 1.7" W
The Michael Michaud Jewelry Collection is a world renowned collection of botanical jewelry. It captures the beauty and exquisite detail of nature using soft patinas on bronze accented with pearls, beads, coral and stones. His exacting attention to detail gives you true to nature, botanical jewelry.
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.