Solid Silver Beech Leaf Necklace – Made With A REAL Beech Leaf
This is a TOTALLY unique piece of silver leaf jewellery.
Rather than just being a mold or cast - reproduced OVER AND OVER AGAIN, this necklace is intricately made from a real leaf.
I chose a nicely shaped leaf from my local park, and with a complex process that takes nearly 2 weeks I have coated the leaf in 10 coats of a special silver clay called PMC.
This magical substance starts life as a boring grey sludge, but when dried and fired for 2 hours transforms into PURE SILVER!
Each leaf has to be meticulously coated over and over again and allowed to dry out between each coat. This takes roughly 2 days.
It is then fired for 2 hours at 850 degrees celsius and this time in the kiln transforms it into PURE SILVER!
The silver leaf then undergoes a lengthy polishing and finishing process that takes more than a week - which leaves a truly stunning and TOTALLY unique silver leaf.
As the leaf itself is burnt away to nothing there can never be two necklaces exactly the same
The leaf is then carefully drilled and strung with a sterling silver ring and then hung from an 18 inch sterling silver chain.
The leaf measures 3cm x 2.4cm
The necklace is beautifully boxed in a padded black velvet lined jewellery box - and will even be nicely gift wrapped in tissue paper.