Michael Michaud Dogwood Brooch
The Dogwood brooch is cast in bronze with silver and copper plated flower petals.
The cheerful blossoms proclaim each year that winter is over and spring is really here. Dogwoods are a popular landscape tree and thrive in conditions that are similar to their woodland habitat. They prefer a generous amount of moist, well-drained soil and like some afternoon shade. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson planted dogwoods around their homes in the 1700’s.
The Michael Michaud Jewellery Collection, designed by Michael Michaud, is a world renowned 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.