Lichen Necklace

$135.00

Lichens are yet one more fascinating components of the natural world. There are an estimated 17,000 species worldwide and they are found growing on wood and stone as well as manmade materials such as metal, concrete and plastic. Lichens are an example of a symbiotic relationship and are composed of fungi and algae, and sometimes yeast. They are an indicator species, as they do not grow in heavily polluted environments. Lichens also are a lovely reminder of the peace of the forest. This necklace uses their freeform shapes as embellishment. Each of the five lichens here is hand cut our of jeweler's brass without a pattern, so that each is unique. They are hammered, textured, and shaped. They are given a matte finish and lacquered and suspended from an 18" Sterling chain.

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Lichens are yet one more fascinating components of the natural world. There are an estimated 17,000 species worldwide and they are found growing on wood and stone as well as manmade materials such as metal, concrete and plastic. Lichens are an example of a symbiotic relationship and are composed of fungi and algae, and sometimes yeast. They are an indicator species, as they do not grow in heavily polluted environments. Lichens also are a lovely reminder of the peace of the forest. This necklace uses their freeform shapes as embellishment. Each of the five lichens here is hand cut our of jeweler's brass without a pattern, so that each is unique. They are hammered, textured, and shaped. They are given a matte finish and lacquered and suspended from an 18" Sterling chain.

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Width: 8.00
Height: 10.00
Depth: 1.00