Forest Jewellery is a Scandinavian (Danish) company which uses nature as its design source. There are many charming pieces made from leaves and, in this case, twigs.
These earrings were cast from birch twigs; as they noted on the site: “These graceful earrings are cast from a real winter birch twig. We picked it in mid-winter, before the tiny buds began to swell.” Being stuck in the middle of a seemingly never ending winter, I’d be just as happy with an item commemorating spring (bring on those buds!) but these are very charming. They sell forDKK 830 on their site.
It’s an interesting company and design concept. On the “about me” page: “Forest Jewellery is run by Maribel Blasco, who’s originally from the UK but happily installed long-term in Denmark where she’s worked as a researcher at Copenhagen Business School. Her long-term love affair with Denmark’s unspoiled nature and minimalist design tradition are the inspiration behind Forest. ‘Plants and flowers have been my passion for years, and I’ve always been fascinated by the diversity of forms in nature. To me, every plant has its own unique personality and designing with plants is about trying to understand ‘who’ they are and letting that shine through. Living in Denmark has taught me to appreciate simplicity. Danish designers are masters at respecting the essence of the materials they work with, and allowing them to speak for themselves. It’s a very Danish, almost self-effacing approach to design, where the designer becomes more of a facilitator.’ Maribel lives in a garden community at the edge of Copenhagen, with her Danish husband and dog. Production: All our pieces are made of solid 925 silver and are cast from leaves, seeds and other plant parts we have collected along the Vestvold, the lovely green belt surrounding Copenhagen. The more we gather, the more we see.”