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Botanical Jewelry by Michael Michaud
Michael Michaud became an expert at making and manipulating molds at the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology. He starts with bronze and uses sterling silver, gold, natural stones, and pearls to complete his botanical pieces. Often there are several variations of design within each of these collections, including earrings, necklaces, pins and bracelets.
Silver Seasons Jewelry
Michael's Silver Seasons collection began in 1991 with a handful of designs. Real greenery, flowers, fruits, vegetables, nuts, bark and herbs are copied and made into jewelry. We stock an ever-blooming collection of his jewelry here at Remarkable Things in Stowe, Vermont.
The process for creating this natural looking jewelry begins with creating a true-to-life sculpture from a live plan, flower, leaf. Using the lost wax technique, a mold is made from the sculpture. Hot metal, usually bronze, is poured into the mold. Then comes the careful hand application of fine details. Finally, metals are patinated, smoothed, and sometimes set with natural stones or pearls. All to bring a beautiful, wearable piece of the garden!