Piper Branch Wire Earrings
Piper is the common name for Peperomia puteolata’s plant with its almond-shaped leaves that are variegated with alternating stripes of dark and light green, much like the rind of a watermelon. The leaves emerge in whirls of threes and fours and stand in striking contrast to the upright, reddish stems.
Materials: Piper is cast in bronze with gunmetal and 24k gold finish. Ear wires are sterling silver with 24k gold finish.
Measurements: 1.75" x 1.25"
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.