Leaves just lend themselves to becoming jewelry, don’t they? They hang leisurely from their tree branches, swaying in the breeze and enhancing the tree for three wonderful seasons of the year.
So naturally, Alyxia Leaf Jewelry caught my eye at Artists & Fleas. The soothing wooden and marble booth carefully displays their delicate jewelry designs, which include a striking collection of actual leaves that have been preserved in metals using a process called electroforming.
This past Saturday while at an artist market I happened upon these silver-plated leaf earrings. Out of all the jewelry at the market (and let me tell you, there is A LOT) I felt that these most definitely stood out as the most unique. They’re by a small company called Alyxia Leaf.
Alyxia Leaf is an independent Brooklyn-based jeweler that specializes in creating jewelry which bring us back to nature, from a variety of real leaves gathered from Australia and across the United States to butterfly fore wings and sea horses. Yes, my necklace was made from a real butterfly fore wing meticulously bonded in a metal coating through a special electroforming technique that business partner and jewelry designer, Aaron created himself and finished with 24K gold.
Thought the star of this outfit is the unique necklace that I’m wearing, since it’s mostly made from a butterfly’s wing. Alyxia Leaf’s jewelry are unique because they are made from natural things, such as tree leafs or even hippocampus and then they are covered with precious metals. I think it’s a very nice gift for your special person!
Today's post is dedicated to nature! I love nature and I think that us city girls sometimes just need to getaway from the city and spend sometime out there. And that's exactly what I did during Easter holidays this year. As per usual lately I chose a girly outfit with this Springs trends, denim and pink. Since I wanted to reconnect with nature, Alyxia Leaf's jewelry necklace was the perfect choice!
Styling these green patina earrings and necklace was exciting. I wanted them against a white background to really show off the beautiful verdigris. And this beautiful crochet babydoll sun top and flare midi skirt I felt was very fitting. Very conformable and simple in harmony with the natural hand crafted art work I was wearing.
You know how much I love fairies and I couldn't be more excited to share this beautiful and magical brand called "ALYXIA LEAF" whose pieces are inspired by nature. I love every piece they make, especially the variety of real leaf earrings that they offer. The exquisite colors in their patina jewelry are like a dream come true.
I am sure that Butterfly Forewings Gold Necklace would have caught your fancy as much as glitter nails. This lovely piece comes from Michael who owns a jewelry business in NYC that specializes in immortalizing nature with precious metals through a process known as electroforming. I am truly blessed to own this piece of art specially in form of butterfly since butterflies always caught my fancy as a kid and the very meaning of word butterfly.
Alyxia Leaf is an independent Brooklyn-based jeweler that specializes in creating jewelry that brings us back to nature, from a variety of real leaves gathered from Australia and across the United States to butterfly fore wings and sea horses. The necklace and earrings set I was sent to style are made from everyone’s favorite “helicopter” seed, the maple seed. Using their special bonding method of “electroforming”, this particular set is coated in copper with a patina finish.