I recently came across this quote about Art imitating Nature:
All Art is but Imitation of Nature – Lucius Seneca
My immediate reaction was if I can achieve this in my work I’ll be happy!
The image above shows Argentium Sterling Silver pieces that are finished & ready to be assembled into jewellery pieces.
After much experimentation with different texture techniques I found using real skeleton leaves was the only way to achieve the intricate leaf detail I striving for in the upcoming 2016 New Range.
While the embossing process is quite labour intensive I think the end result is worth it.
How about you?
Update: The Melanie Hay New Collection is out now & available in the online shop!