Michael Michaud False Indigo Brooch
Also known as Baptisia, its beautiful vibrant blue colour buds and flowers dot the North American landscape from Florida to the Midwest. Feminine in nature and associated in folklore with Venus, False Indigo is often a representation of protection and love.
False Indigo brooch is cast in hand-polished bronze and accented with hand cast blue glass flowers.
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