This piece is cast of the catkin (downy flowery spike) of an Italian Alder tree, but also inspires thoughts of pinecones.
Metalsmith Xanthe Gay has been making jewellery and small objects for over 30 years. Today she works from her Bungendore NSW workshop and gallery, ‘X Gallery’.
Botanica Eclectica' is a range of sterling silver jewellery and photographs of details of botanical specimens that have inspired her work. The intricately detailed jewellery has been made from casts of plants and seeds that she has grown, propagated or collected around the local area.
Size: Pendant 2cm long, Fine link chain 45cm
Handmade in NSW.