Beautiful Botanical Jewelry

Michael Michaud is a world-renowned designer of botanical jewelry. His pieces capture the beauty and exquisite detail of nature using soft patinas on bronze accented with pearls, beads, coral and stones. His jewelry is made by creating molds directly from botanical elements in a process similar to lost-wax casting, but instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model. A mold is created around the botanical element and as it is heated the plant matter burns away and leaves behind a beautifully detailed mold of itself.Shop the collection online and in store at the Rosalie D. and Steven J. Harris Shop at the New Mexico Museum of Art. As always, Members receive 10% off and Circles Members receive 15% off of every purchase.


This article and image are from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Member E-News 2023.