Recently I had the good fortune to travel to the beautiful city of Barcelona. There are many things to love about the city, but the most impressive of all was the proliferation of buildings designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudi.
Gaudi was highly skilled and used nature as one of his primary inspirations. The magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral is one of the finest examples of this fact.
Appalachian Spring features jewelry that is also inspired by nature. Michael Michaud is the designer of Silver Seasons Jewelry. This unique jewelry is made by creating molds that are taken from an actual leaf, branch or flower. 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. The result is a stunning piece of jewelry that captures the exquisite detail of nature.