Michelle Hoting • Jewelry Artist

Fall Ginkgo Leaves Necklace, Recycled Fine Silver and Sterling

With her love of the outdoors it is only fitting that jewelry artist Michelle Hoting’s designs are a direct reflection of nature. In her Santa Rosa studio, Hoting makes distinctive, one of a kind wearable art using leaves from oak and ginkgo trees, grapevines, sage leaves and other flora that catch her eye. She takes these leaves and carefully casts them using a special technique she calls “Lost Leaf Casting” which uses pure silver sourced from recycled electronics.

This technique, which Michelle has perfected over the years, brings out even the most subtle details in the leaves. She then incorporates metalsmithing techniques to give the piece beautiful shape, form and dimensionality. Finally, Michelle designs the piece of jewelry to impart a feeling of movement and life.

Michelle says of her work: “Each piece is a one of a kind sculpture and my homage to nature. When I work with these materials it’s an exploration of how to integrate the natural world into a wearable piece of art; creating a marriage of form and function.”

Visit her Santa Rosa, CA studio by appointment.
Call (707) 791-4680

  Contact Info
Michelle Hoting • Jewelry Artist
321 Buena Vista Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  (707) 791-4680

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