Each of the pieces in this series starts as a leaf.
A real leaf.
Then I pick it up, press it flat to dry, drop it on my copier and use it as the shape template for cutting out of a sheet of copper. Once cut out, I carefully hand hammer form it into the richly textured final shape, add a patina to bring out the details and polish.
Most of these are pendants, but my sister-in-law does own a barrette from this series, and I plant to make more barrettes and earrings in addition to more pendants.
All of the current designs are North American White Oak leaves, but other species are planned for inclusion.