This hat talisman was made by encasing a real Valley oak leaf in recycled copper. Its a process we do in the studio called electroforming. I designed it to sit under your hat band to add style and character as it patinas over time. It measures just under 2.5 inches.
Did you know there are over 600 species of Oak trees? Rad. To learn more about oaks, follow this link.
Some lore about Oak trees: In the Classical world it was regarded as the Tree of Life as its deep roots penetrate as deep into the Underworld as its branches soar to the sky, and it was held sacred to Zeus and Jupiter. To read the very interesting full article go here.
Electroforming is a process where we take copper from a sacrificial anode and deposit it onto our organic material using an electrical current. There really is a leaf in there, under a heavy layer of copper.
It comes shipped in a Kraft gift box for sweet gift giving and safe shipping.
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Due to the natural form of leaves, each item is different. These piece is completely handmade. Any imperfections are not to be seen as defects, but unique qualities of using natural leaves, recycled or reclaimed metals and buying handmade.