Michael Michaud star anise earrings capture the beauty of this unique fruit. These anise earrings are cast from bronze and oxidized to give the bronze a dark brown color. The center of each star is a small yellow or red hessonite bead. These dangle earrings use a hook style sterling silver ear wire that fits easily into the ear.
These statement earrings measure approximately 3.7” long (including the ear wire) by approximately 1.13” across at the widest point. Please note that the dime is not included but is shown to help you gauge the size of the jewelry.
These earrings would make a great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors, nature jewelry, or unique handcrafted artisan jewelry. These earrings have also been popular for wedding jewelry.
These star anise earrings were created in the USA by talented jewelry artist Michael Michaud as part of his Silver Seasons collection. These earrings come with a gift box with our store label that is great for giving or storage for years to come. These earrings also come with an information card that states the following:
Star Anise is the unusual fruit of a small oriental tree. It is star shaped radiating between five and ten pointed boat shaped sections, about eight on average. It is a spice that closely resembles anise in flavor. The fruits are harvested just before ripening. It is widely used in Chinese and Indian cuisine. It also has many medicinal uses; in tea as a remedy for rheumatism, after meals to aid in digestion and, currently, is used in making Tamiflu.
Oxidized bronze with Hessonite beads.
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 design, 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.