Vegetable Parchment Jewelry
Fruit and Vegetable Parchments are fused to pure tarnish-proof copper and glazed with a nontoxic, lacquer-like protective finish. The copper shines through the brightly colored fruit and vegetables giving a warm, enamel-like glow. All jewelry is lead and cadmium free.
The cuff is 1½ inches wide and 6½ inch long. They are water resistant and adjust to fit most wrists. The Gilded Cuffs have an undercoat of variegated gold metal leaf that shimmers through Mexican papaya or Thai green papaya parchment.
The Vegetable Parchment Blossom Earrings are shaped by hand, and glazed with a semi-gloss protective finish. They are joined to gold filled earring hooks with a drop of 1/2 to 1 inch, with semi-precious gem stones, or freshwater pearls. Blossoms are ½ to 1 inch long. The Disk earrings are made from several sizes of copper disks which are fused to a variety of Fruit and Vegetable Parchments. Suspended from 24K gold over sterling silver ear wires.
Like a wearable mosaic, the jewel colored Fruit and Vegetable Parchments gleam over 1 inch copper disks. A special ball and pin connection between disks allow for the necklace`s articulated movement. Joined to a toggle clasp of 24k gold over sterling silver, the necklace is 21½ inches long.
The Mixed Fruit and Vegetable necklace is a bright and colorful kaleidoscope of many different kinds of fruit and vegetable parchments making up an entire season's offerings. Each necklace comes with its own "map" so wearers know the type and location of the many different fruit and vegetables that make up this one of a kind necklace. Necklaces are available in Beet and Mexican Papaya.
The Crimson Mix is made from a selection of crimson, magenta, burgundy, and purple hued fruit and vegetables. This necklace also comes with it's own map.
Thai Green Papaya necklace is gilded with a blue /green variegated gold metal leaf.
Dangle Necklace: A season's variety of fruit and vegetables are annealed to 1/4 inch pure copper disks or diamonds and squares - sized a bit larger than M&M candies. The shapes swing freely, suspended from an 18 inch gold filled chain. 24k Gold over sterling toggle closure. Available in A Season's Variety, Thai Green Papaya gilded, Mexican Papaya, Beet, Blue-Green and Crimson Mix. Necklaces are also available in sterling silver (not pictured.)
Photography by Chris Wahlberg