Michael Michaud Rice Brooch

Michael Michaud Rice Brooch

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Michael Michaud Rice Brooch

A striking rice plant brooch, made with freshwater pearls.

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SKU: 00004868




The Rice Brooch Pin by Michael Michaudis cast in bronze from a real rice plant and accented with white freshwater pearl grains of rice.

The jewellery is made by creating moulds directly from botanical elements in a process similar to lost-wax casting. While traditional lost-wax casting begins with a hand-carved model of wax, Michael Michaud instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model. A mould is created around the botanical element and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mould of itself.

- Approx 10cm tall, 5cm wide at the top
- Made in the USA
- Handmade

Rice (Oryza sativa) is the most widely grown tropical cereal, and over 400 million tonnes of milled rice is produced each year. Not only is rice used in a variety of ways as a foodstuff, but it is also an ingredient in medicines and cosmetics, and has a role in crafts and religious ceremonies.


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