This Michael Michaud petunia necklace captures the beauty of this popular flower. This necklace features an asymmetrical design with two flowers set along one section of the necklace and one flower set along opposite section. The flowers are cast from bronze and finished with gorgeous purple and pink enamel on the front of the flower and a brown patina on the back of the flower. The center of each flower is accented with five small purple freshwater seed pearls. The necklace design uses a bronze chain with a large link design.
This petunia necklace uses a lobster clasp and can be adjusted anywhere between approximately 34” to approximately 37” in length. The smallest petunia measures approximately 1” long by approximately 1” wide. The two larger petunia flowers each measure approximately 1.2” long by approximately 1.13” wide. Please note that the dime is not included but is shown to help you gauge the size of the jewelry.
This flower necklace would make a great gift for anyone who loves long necklaces, nature jewelry, petunias, gardening, or unique handcrafted artisan jewelry. This necklace has also been popular for wedding jewelry, especially for nature themed weddings.
This flower necklace was handmade in the USA by talented jewelry artist Michael Michaud as part of his Silver Seasons collection. This necklace comes with our store tags and store gift box, great for giving or storage for years to come. This necklace also comes with an information card that states the following:
As emblems of love, romance, domesticity, and transience, flowers have long inspired painters with their delicate and intimate beauty and color. The petunia, a favorite of gardeners everywhere, was also a beloved subject of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who planted many of these vibrant annuals around her home near Lake George, in upstate New York. She depicted the blooms in a series of paintings, including Petunias (1925), from the collection of the de Young – Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Hand patinaed bronze with enamel and freshwater pearls.
Handmade in the U.S.A.
Michael Michaud for Silver Seasons
Artist Michael Michaud collects flora from his travels around the world. Your jewelry is then cast from nature’s own creation, capturing each natural detail of the original. Silver Season’s fine craftsmen then hand finish each design in bronze, sterling silver, or gold using genuine stones and pearls. There is no need to use a polishing cloth on any of Michael’s designs, soap and water will do.
About the artist: Michael Michaud
“Nature’s creations are the ultimate art that fills our hearts with joy, warms our souls with promise and fuels our spirit with desire. My true inspiration to reflect this beauty in adornment is what my Art is all about.”- Michael Michaud
Artist Michael Michaud was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Westport, Connecticut. He currently resides in Fairfield, CT with his wife and children. Michael studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s prestigious school for American craftsmen, graduating in 1980. In 1991, fortunate enough to be living in the Connecticut countryside and working near New York City’s flower district, Michael’s love of nature began to combine with his love of jewelry. Today’s collection is a combination of Michael’s exceptional knowledge of jewelry making and his love of nature. He has perfected the technique of creating models from natural elements and, after models are made, manipulating these “copies of nature” into beautiful jewelry. Using bronze, sterling silver or gold and natural stones and pearls, Michael’s designs have become well known for their remarkable craftsmanship and beauty.