Sterling Silver Redbud Leaf Necklace
This sterling silver pendant has been imprinted with a real redbud leaf. After I imprinted the leaf I hand cut the silver leaf's edges, and hand formed the leaf to give it a realistic form. I then hand finished it, giving it an oxidized patina to highlight the delicate veins of the leaf. The stem has been formed into a bail. This life-size leaf measures approximately 1-3/4" x 1-3/16". It hangs from a 20" oxidized sterling silver chain.