Ginkgo biloba leaves on silk
Fine silver Ginkgo biloba leaves on recycled kofu silk.
This piece can be worn as you wish, as a necklace, bracelet, in your hair, as a belt - or any way you feel.
I am lucky enough to have a mature Ginkgo biloba tree in the garden outside my studio which kindly shares some of its beautiful leaves with me. The leaves were dried and painted with many layers of fine silver before being kiln fired. During the firing process the leaves burn away and the silver sinters creating fine silver versions of the real leaves.
Each piece created in this way is completely unique.
Care instructions: Please remove jewellery before you sleep to avoid any crushing. Please use perfume, creams or other toiletries before you put on your jewellery to avoid increased tarnishing. Please keep this piece dry. Gently clean using a soft silver polishing cloth or a liquid silver cleaning product of your choice.