• Second Nature Project Jewelry - Leaf Necklaces
  • Second Nature Project Jewelry - Leaf Necklaces
  • Second Nature Project Jewelry - Leaf Necklaces
  • Second Nature Project Jewelry - Leaf Necklaces
  • Second Nature Project Jewelry - Leaf Necklaces

Second Nature Project Jewelry - 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.   

 

LEAF NECKLACE WITH CURLED LEAF

The leaf necklaces feature plantable "leaves" which are tiny foliage-shaped sheets of handmade paper embedded with chamomile seeds. This leaf necklace features a combination of cotton and abaca paper "leaves" - the curled leaf is the abaca paper and it is paired with a string of tiny brass seed beads. The leaves can be torn off and planted as you go about your way, given to a friend or stranger, or planted at home and lovingly tended. Whichever method you choose, there is potential for the seeds to grow and become fragrant, medicinal flowers, giving the world a little more beauty and the necklace a second life. Chamomile and pollinator-friendly seeds are included in this piece. Each necklace comes with planting instructions.

Length: Adjustable

Materials: Handmade paper, seeds, brass, naturally-dyed cotton cord

Price: $138

 

LEAF LARIAT

This unique necklace features a rich combination of brass, handmade abaca paper, linen thread and naturally-dyed silk cord. Like the other necklaces in the collection, the handmade paper leaves are embedded with seeds and can be removed and planted. However, you may want to forgo the planting process and wear this necklace as a statement of wealth and status. This necklace represents the wealth bestowed on us by our green allies in the plant kingdom. Wearing it shows your status as a conscious individual who understands, honors and appreciates the gifts they provide. It represents the power of seeds and the tremendous potential that lies within them. So wear these seeds and save them - or plant them if you feel compelled. Either way, this necklace will reveal an evocative story and adorn your body with a meaningful piece of art. Each necklace comes with planting instructions.

Length: 38"

Materials: Brass, handmade abaca paper, naturally dyed silk cord, linnen cord, seeds

Price: $434

  

LEAF NECKLACES (2 colors available Brass metal with ochre felt bead or Copper metal with berry felt bead)

The leaf necklaces feature plantable "leaves" which are actually tiny foliage-shaped sheets of handmade paper embedded with chamomile seeds. 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. Each necklace is strung on naturally-dyed cotton cord and has two hand cut and shaped, hammered metal leaves in either copper or brass and a bead made from felted wool with a metal core. These components compliment the ethereal feel of the paper leaves and give you a wearable keepsake even after all of the leaves are gone. Each necklace comes with planting instructions.

Length: Adjustable

Materials: Naturally-dyed cotton cord, brass or copper, wool felt, handmade paper, chamomile and other seeds

Price: $108

 

 

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