This pendant was made by encasing a real oak leaf in recycled copper. Its a process we do in the studio called electroforming.
I called it a mystery oak leaf because a bug ate some of the leaf and I don't remember where I gathered it, so its a mystery. All that aside, I really love the shape.
It is hung on an 18 inch copper orbital chain with handmade infinity style clasp.
Did you know there are over 600 species of Oak trees? Rad. I never knew. 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 each of these pendants.
These necklaces come 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 pendant is different. This item 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.
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