MaryCappyJewelry

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Botanical Jewelry Design

92 Sales

MaryCappyJewelry

Handcrafted Sterling Silver Botanical Jewelry Design

92 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

Announcement   Handcrafted Botanical Sterling Silver Jewelry made from real leaves, twigs, buds, fronds, seed pods and flowers, grown in my own gardens.

******Please message me about items listed as "custom" as many take much less time to ship, and I have many of these pieces in stock. Thanks!

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Last updated on Mar 26, 2016

Handcrafted Botanical Sterling Silver Jewelry made from real leaves, twigs, buds, fronds, seed pods and flowers, grown in my own gardens.

******Please message me about items listed as "custom" as many take much less time to ship, and I have many of these pieces in stock. Thanks!

Mary Cappy

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Mary Cappy

Swarovski Crystal
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US$90.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(23)
Steven Smith

Steven Smith on Jan 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Unique and so gorgeous. Great communication with Mary as well. My wife loved them and I will be buying more pieces..

Steven Smith

Steven Smith on Jan 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Unique and so gorgeous. Great communication with Mary as well. My wife loved it and I will be buying more pieces...

gerneith28

gerneith28 on Jan 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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About

Nature, always in style.

New England Artist Mary Cappy’s Botanical Jewelry isn’t inspired by nature, it is nature. Each piece is Handmade from actual botanicals gathered from her own gardens and collected on wildflower walks, through the woods and meadows nearby, and in her travels. An avid gardener, she combines her love of nature, art and horticulture in an extensive collection of botanical jewelry that elegantly captures the delicate structures of nature.

“I design and create Sterling Silver Botanical Jewelry using plants from my flower, herb and vegetable gardens. The pleasure, for me, is in careful observation and creative ingenuity.”

Mary studied silversmithing and photography at Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts. She earned her BA in Art History in 1994, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a BA in French in 1997 while studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.

She uses the ancient art of lost wax casting to make a sterling silver version of the real thing. A mold is made of the leaf or twig and then the mold is filled with wax. That wax is put into a plaster-like investment and heated so that the wax melts and burns out. Then the mold is then filled with molten silver (1750 degrees). After many polishing steps, the pieces are handcrafted into bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings and pendants; many with gems and pearls. Although she learned many silversmithing techniques as part of her formal education, this technique is self taught. Each piece is handcrafted using responsibly sourced metals.


Herbs- Sage, Parsley, Mint, Lemon Verbena, Catmint, Oregano, Berggarten Sage
Flowers- Petrea, Hydrangea, Morning Glory, Crocosmia, Wild Sweet Pea, Nasturtium
Twigs+Vines- Elm, Birch, Willow, Bittersweet, Olive, Linden, Honeysuckle, Bayberry, Cherry
Leaves- Elm, Rose, Black Walnut, Beech, Fig, White Oak, Lady Fern, Ginkgo, Dandelion, Geranium

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Last updated on December 11, 2015
Hello and welcome to my garden

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, MasterCard or Visa, for payment. All items must be paid in full before they are shipped.
Shipping
I try to keep shipping as reasonable as possible. I will ship USPS or UPS to keep costs down.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you love you purchase! Please contact me within 14 days of receipt to make arrangements if you need to Exchange All custom piecemeal es are non refundable. I am happy to work you on sizing or resizing. Please note that shipping charges will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to discuss custom pieces or special order items.
All my pieces are shipped in a gift box.