Pea pod pearl and bronze brooch
Bronze and pearl brooch in pea pod design by Michael Michaud.
This beautiful brooch is cast in bronze with two white freshwater pearls.
The "peas" inside the pod are considered berries by botanists. Common folklore regarding peas is that if you count the number of peas in a pod the crop will fail. Pennsylvanian Germans always planted peas under the sign of Gemini, hoping to get two for one and double pods
The Michael Michaud Jewellery Collection, designed by Michael himself, is a unique collection of botanical jewellery
This unique jewellery is made by creating moulds directly from botanical elements in a process similar to lost-wax casting. While traditional lost-wax casting begins with a hand-carved model of wax, Michael Michaud instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model. A mould is created around the botanical element and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mould of itself.
Materials: The pea pod is cast in bronze with seven white freshwater pearls
Pea Pod Brooch is inspired by the peas and light reflection depicted in The Lustre Bowl with Green Peas by Sir William Nicholson, part of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Collection, GMA 4103