Michael Michaud - Dainty Pine Needle Pendant
Michael Michaud Jewellery is a world-renowned collection of botanical jewellery. Each of these unique pieces capture the beauty and exquisite detail of nature using soft patinas on bronze accented with pearls, beads and semi-precious stones. Each piece is handcrafted and cast from the actual plant, using a technique similar to lost-wax casting. Michael's exacting attention to detail gives you true to nature, botanical jewellery.
Grown mainly in the Northern Hemisphere, there are over 100 species of pine trees to appreciate. These trees are considered evergreens because they remain strikingly green for more than one season! Once the pine needles fall off their branches, vibrant new needles promptly occupy the tree. One of the pine tree’s classic symbols, the pine cone, produces both male and female variants that work together to make and pollinate their seeds. Cast directly from parts of the pine tree, this collection was designed to emphasize the beauty of this staple evergreen.
2" drop, 16" chain with 2" extender
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About Michael Michaud
The Michael Michaud Jewellery Collection, designed by Michael Michaud, is a world renowned collection of botanical jewellery. This unique jewellery is made by creating moulds 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 mould is created around the botanical element and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mould of itself.
Michael Michaud Jewellery is renowned for its beauty and workmanship and is featured in the finest museums, galleries and speciality retailers around the world. Many collections are commissioned by leading museums such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery of Art and the Château de Versailles.
Artist Michael Michaud attended the Rochester Institute of Technology's prestigious school for American craftsmen, where he studied under designers Hans Christenson and Gary Griffin and became a master in the creation and manipulation of moulds. After graduating in 1980, Michael Michaud continued to perfect his craft while working under jewellery designers in the New York City area. In 1991, he found himself working in New York City's flower district and living in the beautiful Connecticut countryside - his love of the natural beauty that surrounded him began to blend with his passion for creating jewellery which lead to the birth of Michael Michaud Jewellery.
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