Entwine Jewelry
Gold Aspen Leaf Pendant
December 2011
16" 14k gold-plated, Italian Snake Chain
A real leaf is pressed flat and dried. Once dried, the leaf’s pulp is removed in a light acid bath, resulting in a fragile leaf skeleton. The leaf is dried once more and then hand painted with a copper based paint, which allows it to be electroformed. The leaf is next submerged in an electrolytic solution and with the magic of the positive/negative charges from electricity, over a 3 day period, metal deposits onto the copper based surface. If the leaf has fine veining then a filigree leaf will result. If a leaf has little veining then the electroformed surface will be solid. This electroforming process is explained by Lisa Kan of http://www.lisakan.com/Catalog/MetalLeaves/Aspen.htm

Please add five dollars and a note for a longer 18" chain if you'd like one.
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