A unique handmade hornbeam leaf necklace. The leaf is a hornbeam, known for it's very hard wood and its strength. It's a double sided necklace, on one side it's summer colours, light blues and oranges with brilliant gold and touches of iridescent pink. On the other side its autumn colours with browns, rusts, copper and gold with dark blue around the edges. Pick a side to suit your mood, your look or the season.
About Hornbeam: The Romans used hornbeam to make their chariots because of the strength of the wood and it's sometimes used for longbows. It's name comes from two Old English words, horn meaning hard and beam meaning tree. Hornbeam is associated with luck, strength and longevity.
It is 2.5 inches long.
It has an 18 inch fine sterling silver chain and comes in a gift box.
Each piece is handmade and unique.
I cut out each shape and add colour, metallic pigments and resin. The colour moves as it cures, making interesting patterns.
I build up layers of colour giving the piece real depth.
Once cured the finish is rather like enamel.
Sent in 2-3 working days.
UK orders by first class recorded. International by priority tracked airmail, please allow 5-10 working days.