• Second Nature Project - Minimal Leaf Necklaces
  • Second Nature Project - Minimal Leaf Necklaces
  • Second Nature Project - Minimal Leaf Necklaces

Second Nature Project - Minimal Leaf Necklaces

$ 108.00

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The Second Nature Project is a creative endeavor residing at the intersection of art, design and activism. 

Created by Jody Dunphy, each piece is handmade and designed to be a beautiful and functional vehicle for seed dispersal. The materials are thoughtfully chosen; they and virtually all are biodegradable, recycled or recyclable. Though unconventional, the main material for the jewelry is paper - paradoxically fragile and strong, two-dimensional and three-dimensional - paper provides an elegant, plant-able casing for the seeds. Wool felt, natural dyes, metal, cotton, silk and linen cord compliment the paper, providing contrast, color and structure. The seeds are thoughtfully chosen for heartiness, aesthetic and environmental value.   

 

MINIMAL LEAF NECKLACE I

These delicate necklaces feature plantable handmade paper “leaves” which are tiny foliage-shaped sheets of handmade paper embedded with chamomile seeds and folded along the center. The leaves can be torn off and planted as you go about your way, given to a friend, or planted in a pot and lovingly tended. Whatever method you choose, there is potential for the seeds to grow and become fragrant, medicinal flowers giving the the world a little more beauty and the necklace a second life. And even if you choose not to plant the “leaves,” the seeds have much to give in the way of symbolic value. The handmade brass pod-shaped pendant and tiny brass seed beads contrast the softness of the handmade paper and give you a wearable keepsake even after all of the leaves are planted. The necklace is strung on silk cord that is naturally dyed with onion skins. The clasp is a simple loop clasp. Both sizes are light and look great with a low or scooping neckline and are perfect for a light, summer style. Avoid wearing it under a heavy coat or sweater as the weight of the fabric may cause the paper leaves to be misshapen. Each necklace comes with planting instructions.

Length: 16.5 inches

Materials: Handmade Paper, Brass, Naturally-dyed Silk Cord, Chamomile Seeds

Price: $68

 

MINIMAL LEAF NECKLACE II

These delicate necklaces feature plantable handmade paper “leaves” which are tiny foliage-shaped sheets of handmade paper embedded with chamomile seeds and folded along the center. The leaves can be torn off and planted as you go about your way, given to a friend, or planted in a pot and lovingly tended. Whatever method you choose, there is potential for the seeds to grow and become fragrant, medicinal flowers giving the the world a little more beauty and the necklace a second life. And even if you choose not to plant the “leaves,” the seeds have much to give in the way of symbolic value. The handmade brass pod-shaped pendant and tiny brass seed beads contrast the softness of the handmade paper and give you a wearable keepsake even after all of the leaves are planted. The necklace is strung on silk cord that is naturally dyed with onion skins. The clasp is a simple loop clasp. Both sizes are light and look great with a low or scooping neckline and are perfect for a light, summer style. Avoid wearing it under a heavy coat or sweater as the weight of the fabric may cause the paper leaves to be misshapen. Each necklace comes with planting instructions.

Length: 22 inches

Materials: Handmade Paper, Brass, Naturally-dyed Silk Cord, Chamomile Seeds

Price: $98

 

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