Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree

This beautifully gilded jewelry tree is made from natural Manzanita branches, with an alabaster base.
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$100.00

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Natural Manzanita (little apple tree) branches are hand-selected from the high desert of southern California and preserved by a gold paint finish for a stunning, gilded tree to display your treasures. Hang necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings from the lustrous branches, and display more accessories on the hand-rubbed, alabaster base. The contrasting, organic materials ensure that each piece is one-of-a-kind, and distinctive enough to display with or without jewelry. By itself, it's a shining, sculptural work of art and an instant focal point for your decor. Manzanita branches and alabaster stone collected in the high desert of Southern California. Handmade by Michale Dancer in Corte Madera, California.

Meet Uncommon Collection artist Michale Dancer on our blog!

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Michale Dancer and Still Life for the Uncommon Collection

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Michale Dancer and Still Life for the Uncommon Collection

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The Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree is designed by Michale Dancer and produced by Still Life.

Michale Dancer, a creative director and product developer, has been involved in the fashion, architectural and interior design profession for most of her life. She became an entrepreneur at an early age, when she started one of the first vintage clothing stores in New York City. Then, she developed a fashion manufacturing company, was Director of Interior Design at Macy's San Francisco and was an Architectural Consultant for DuPont. She is currently owner and designer for Still Life.

Founded in 1999, Still Life is a design studio that works only with natural and sustainable materials in appreciation for the wonder and beauty found in nature. Their design staff has a background of interior design, architecture, fashion and jewelry. Corporate clients ask them to create new and original products for specific events, projects, or retail merchandise. Their staff designers and production department (8-10 employees, depending on the season) work closely to develop and manufacture unique products.

Realizing botanicals in nature are ephemeral, the studio found a technique that would allow the beauty of nature to last, look beautiful in home décor, and become quality heirlooms.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

To create the Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree, Still Life's artisans hand select natural manzanita (little apple tree) branches from the high desert of southern California and preserve them with a 24k gold finish for a stunning, gilded tree to display treasured jewelry. The lustrous branches provide many points to hang necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, while the hand-rubbed, alabaster base offers space to display additional pieces. The contrasting, organic materials ensure that each piece is one-of-a-kind, and distinctive enough to display with or without jewelry. By itself, it's a shining, sculptural work of art and an instant focal point for your d?r.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"Being naturalists, Still Life's moral and ethical code is to work primarily towards a cleaner earth by using mostly nature-made materials. We try to use minimal manufactured products to enhance nature. Mostly, we work with natural materials and precious metals that are the purest we can find. Our gold is 24k, which is the pure gold, sterling silver which again is 92.5% pure silver, and 100% copper. The stones and pearls we use are all semi-precious, recycled glass, or natural glass."


fair wage

Still Life pays employees a starting wage of $15/hr., which exceeds Marin County's living wage.

- Local (California State) minimum wage: $9
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Marin County: $14.37


paid time off

The studio grants full-time employees 1 week of PTO after 6 months of employment, 2 weeks after a year, and 5 days PST per year


recycling primary/secondary materials

Still Life follows California's conscientious recycling policies. They have 3 recycling/trash bins which are picked up by their refuse department once a week. One for paper (they recycle all of their unusable paper), cardboard, plastic, cans. The second is a green can for composting to city parks, schools, and community gardens, in which all of their food and raw material waste (botanicals, shells) go.


charitable giving

The studio decides yearly where to make charitable contributions. For instance, when they were licensed by DelMonte foods' Milk-Bone® brand to create 24k gold plated dog biscuits, they gave to canine causes. They have also given to Urban Forests, National Parks, and Save the Rainforest. Currently, they like to work on a local level and donate products to The Salvation Army, schools, and churches to raise money for their community.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Manzanita wood, alabaster (natural source materials), and 24K gold paint.

Resourceful Packaging

The Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree is packaged in a partially recycled and fully recyclable/compostable box, with biodegradable peanuts.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
wood, Alabaster, gold paint
Measurements
12-14" W, approx 14" H
Notes
Stone bases range in size from approximately 1" - 1.5" high and 3" - 4" wide.
Jewelry not included.
Item ID
22416

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET (Economy and Standard shipping) or 2pm ET (Preferred, Expedited, and Express shipping) Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Jewelry not included.

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5.0

great gift

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both items ordered were shipped fast and both arrived unbroken and just like it was advertised. person receiving gift like the gift very much so.

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I like that it is large but wish it had a few more "branches" to use as hooks along the length of each larger branch. I bought two.

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Very, very pretty

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    I am giving this as a gift to my daughter but I'd like to have one too!

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