Oleander Leaf necklace
I became acquainted with Oleander shrubbery during the 17 years I taught metalsmithing in the Grand Cayman Islands. It grew lush around our workshop, framing our studio entrance with magenta blossoms and a sweet fragrance. Creating lush fence rows, these shrubs grow curiously close to the shore, seeming to drink from the salty Caribbean.
The leaves, thick and leathery with distinct veins, are toxic but a beautiful motif to design into wearables.
Size: 19 in. (length) x 1.25 in. (width); sits about 18 in. around neck.
Materials: Argentium sterling silver
Please allow 7-10 business days for production as each piece is handmade to order.