I gather things on my hikes through the Indiana Dunes that I believe will make interesting jewelry. This oak leaf was one of my finds. I've electroformed a real oak leaf into a unique, one of a kind necklace you will love. It has a beautiful sky blue Tanzanite stone plated to the front.
The leaf is about 4"H and 3"W. It comes on an 18"L adjustable faux leather cord with lobster clasp.
Leaves can be quite challenging to electroform because they begin the process in such a fragile state. Once they are electroplated, however, they are much sturdier. You will love how lightweight this piece is, too! NOTE: If you would like a different cord option, message me in checkout.
Electroforming is a unique process of combining chemistry and alchemy to take natural objects and plate them in copper. It can take up to three days to create a single piece. Each piece has been given a dark patina and good old fashioned polishing with steel wool. My work has been clear coated to halt the oxidation process and to keep your skin from turning green. Over time, the copper on your piece may need a coating of clear nail polish to continue to keep the oxidation to a minimum. Each piece is made by me in my studio right here in northwest Indiana, and is one-of-a-kind.
The stones I use spend time under moonlight for cleansing before I work with them. I choose my materials very carefully for quality and provenance, including cruelty-free and eco-harvesting. All purchases come carefully packaged and ready for gift-giving!
Sincerely, your Stone Sister, --Jayde
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