Silver Cedar Necklace
It is believed that in the wild, cedar trees can live up to 300 years.
Artist Kyla Vitek takes this one step further and immortalizes shoots of cedar by casting them in silver to create uniquely beautiful jewellery.
To create these unique pieces, Kyla uses a process called "organic casting" in which organic, natural materials, such as maple keys, seed pods or cedar branches, are used to create a cast that is filled with molten metal and rapidly cooled. Once the metal is cooled, it can then be manipulated by bending, soldering, texturing, and polishing to create a beautiful, wearable piece of nature!