Sterling Birch and Gold Aspen Necklace

Sterling Birch and Gold Aspen with off center Toggle

This is the first piece I made using real leaves.  The larger leaf is birch preserved in sterling silver, while the smaller leaf layered on top is an aspen preserved in 24K gold.  The textured toggle is placed slightly off-center and is a combination of sterling and vermeil.  Small porcelain beads are used as accents.  This one’s really special!



Each of our leaves are made from a real leaf, meaning no two are alike. The process used is called “electroplating”. First, a leaf is hand-selected and then the surface is hand-painted with a copper-based paint.

Once the natural surface is coated with the copper metal, the leaf is then dipped into a solution of 24K gold or other specialized metal finishes such as Silver, Pink Copper, Iridescent Copper, Black, Cobalt Blue on Black, Rainbow Iridescent Copper, Antique Copper, Antique Silver, Antique Brass, Antique Gold and Green Copper Patina.