Shade Metals

Species Specific Botanical Jewelry

deciduous

Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

Sara & Cesar

NATIVE RANGE: Indian Subcontinent, South Asia to Northern Australia

DESCRIPTION: Colorful pink and purple long-lasting blooms, slender trunks with shedding bark, simple, opposite leaves.

JEWELRY: Casts of bark that sheds in late fall made into bronze earrings and necklaces

Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia ID 34836954 © Twoellis | Dreamstime.com.jpg

Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia ID 34836954 © Twoellis | Dreamstime.com.jpg

Elm, Red (Ulmus rubra)

Sara & Cesar

NATIVE RANGE: Eastern North America

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized deciduous tree with a vase-like profile, leaves are toothy, serrated, and asymmetrical at the base, samara fruit.

JEWELRY: Branches foraged in early spring feature alternating buds, live casts in silver and gold.

elm trees in NYC Central Park dreamstime_xxl_27291728 copy.jpg

elm trees in NYC Central Park dreamstime_xxl_27291728 copy.jpg

IDENTIFICATION: Elms in general are quite easy to identify by their asymmetrical leaves. Notice the bottom of the leaves in this photo, all varieties of elms display this characteristic.