Victorian Vine Necklace
The Victorian era gave life to many gardens based in England that soon inspired other areas to build lavish landscapes. Victorians embellished practically everything. They decorated porches with vines and trellises which were attached to walls with vines growing upon them. Urns filled with greenery and flowers were used liberally in the landscape. This magical time changed how gardens were seen and have forever made an impact on designs.
Materials: Cast bronze with hand patina accented in freshwater pearls.
Measurements: .5" x .5", 16" adjustable chain
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.