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Nature Covered in Copper March 13, 2012

Filed under: Gardening,Spring — Paula B @ 2:23 PM
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At the recent Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, I stopped by a booth that caught my eye and met Gordon and Sandy James. They own Of Nature and create jewelry and sculptures from natural objects. These handcrafted pieces include pins, earrings, barrettes, sculptures, trinket boxes/containers, and pendants.

of nature ginkgo necklace | | paula bonelli

image property of Of Nature

Each item consists of an actual piece of nature covered in copper. None of the pieces are mass produced or made from impressions or molds. Each piece is carefully handcrafted, resulting in a unique piece every time.

The pieces are absolutely beautiful! And the pictures online, while wonderful, don’t do them justice. 🙂 Sandy and Gordon display their works at garden shows, art fairs and expos. If you don’t catch them in person, you can see and buy these one-of-a-kind pieces on their site or on their Etsy shop. I particularly love the barrettes!

Find out much more about how Sandy creates these works of art by visiting her shop on Etsy.

of nature barrette | | paula bonelli

image property of Of Nature

Do you have any nature-inspired products that you love? Share them by leaving a comment!


6 Responses to “Nature Covered in Copper”

  1. Love, love, LOVE this – I have a few jewelry pieces either based on leaf shapes or are actually leaves saturated with metals. These are my treasures and it is SO much fun to discover new artists creating in this vein. Thanks, Paula!

    • Paula B Says:

      That’s really neat. I’ve never seen anything like it before; still puzzles me how they can actually cover a leaf with copper! Really beautiful, though.

      • I have a gingko leaf covered in gold. I think they pour hot metal over the actual leaves; the fragile stuff melts away and the tougher structural fibers remain and form the under structure for the metal-drenched jewelry. I think this is how it works 🙂

      • Paula B Says:

        I’d have never know it was possible! Clearly I’m not an artist. 🙂

  2. These are beautiful!

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