A birch bark cuff bracelet cast in bronze.
The Paper Birch, slender and elegant, with its intensely white bark, is visible even in the dark of night.
The leaves and twigs of some birches boast a spicy aroma and are used to make scented oil.
Because of their singular beauty, they have been designated National Memorial Tree for Mothers and as such were planted on the Capitol grounds in Washington, DC.
This stunning bronze cuff is cast from birch bark.
The chunky metal bracelet will adjust to fit most wrist sizes.
The Michael Michaud jewellery collection 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, Michaud instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model.
A mould is then created around it and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mould of itself.
These pieces are then finished with coral, pearl and beads to create uniquely detailed botanical jewellery .