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Real Leaf, Pinecone and Acorn Jewelry by RealLeafJewellery (Arborvita)

I've come across electroplated botanical jewelry before but none as varied as those by RealLeafJewellery.  The beautiful earrings and pendant necklaces are the work of Leigh Robinson and his partner Kerrie who live in Cambridge, UK. 

The oak leaves are especially lovely as they have been skeletonized. My favorite is the oak leaf AND acorn combination shown above.  A close second is the beautifully rendered Japanese maple leaf pendant shown below.

This family team also creates jewelry from all kinds of leaves including maple, cottonwood, aspen, gingko and even kale leaves!

Japanese Maple Leaf

Leigh said : 

I have always had a desire to create beautiful things that I can share with others. I just didn’t have any outlet. I wanted to show natures beauty to people in the way that I was seeing it. Its really cool to see something in nature and think ‘That would make great jewellery.’ Imagination really is the limit to what we can create.

Each year their small business sponsors environmental charities. For 2021, they are supporting Plantlife, a British conservation charity which works both nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi.

Real Oak Leaf Earrings

Real Acorn Jewelry

Real Kale Leaf 

Real Pinecone

Real Aspen Leaf Earrings

Real Cottonwood Leaf Earrings

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM 


  1. These are neat. There are almost no flowers in my yard but lots of leaves, so I've been thinking about doing some of this when I have a place to set up an electroforming kit. (Too bad the acorns in our yard are as big as golf balls...)

    As an aside, I've been looking at ginko beads for so long that I have a hard time spelling "ginkgo" referring to the tree correctly...there is one ginkgo tree in our neighborhood but it's not in my yard but maybe I can pick up some fallen leaves when I walk by with my dog? They do have a great shape.

    1. I have the same problem with pinecones. Most of the ones I find are huge! I too have trouble spelling gingko. I almost always have to check the spelling on Google! I often go for a walk with my neighbor who must think I am crazy as I am always looking for leaves and things along the way!

  2. These are awesome. Is there a video that shows how they do it?

    1. They don't. But there are other tutorials on how electroforming is done. I wrote about one of them where a wood pendant is copper electroformed -

    2. Thanks, Pearl. Very interesting.

  3. I've always been fascinated by electroplating. Because of that I had to take a stroll through their shop and oh my goodness! What gorgeous pieces they have and such variety!

    I'd be hard pressed to walk through the woods and not pick up every single piece of foliage and nuts...I'd think - oh - this would look gorgeous - oh - this would look gorgeous!

    1. That is why I like pressed flower and leaf work! It is another way to appreciated and capture nature besides electroforming (not the same as electroplating).

  4. Such beautiful collection of these nature beauty designs. I fell in love with them and want to explore more and add to my collection. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  5. They are all very beautiful but the skeleton leaves are fabulous! So dainty!


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