A master of turning everyday beauty—particularly living things—into stunning jewelry, Michale Dancer forages the forest floor for these one-of-a-kind pendants. Each Aspen leaf is dipped in 24k gold, fastened below a vibrant lapis stone, and delicately hung on an 18-inch gold-fill chain. Aspen trees grow on the sunny edges of forests, where soil is rich and kept wet from the occasional rainfall. Kind of like your spirit when it's nurtured by light and firmly rooted. When you string the piece around your neck, you'll breathe a bit of shimmering life into your soul—and your outfit. Handmade in California.
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