Redbud Leaf Brooch or Pendant

Redbud Leaf Brooch or Pendant

Regular price
Sold out
Sale price
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This leaf is from my friend's garden. The tree is called a Western Redbud or California Redbud and looks quite spectacular when in full bloom from March to May. The botanical name is Cercis occidentalis. 

I pressed the leaf into silver clay and cut out the outline with the detailed texture. I affixed a silver bezel on the leaf impression. After kiln firing, the result is 999 pure silver. I burnished the leaf veins with 24K Gold foil to bond the pure silver and gold, a process called Keum Boo. I painted it with patina for contrast. I inserted the ruby cabochon into the bezel. Then I attached a sterling silver pin so it could function as a decorative brooch pin.

This piece could be a pendant as well. 

This brooch was recently on display at the Curated by the Sea Gallery on Front Street in Santa Cruz. 

Dimensions : 1 and 1/2 inches X 2 and 3/4 inches with attached sterling silver decorative brooch pin. If you would like to purchase the piece as a pendant, I will provide a sterling silver chain instead of the pin. 

PLEASE NOTE: These particular piece has been purchased. However I can create a similar one as a custom order if you so wish. It will be slightly different since each leaf is different, the application of the gold and patina may also be slightly different.