In the European Middle Ages, women would often give knights and warriors gifts that included Thyme leaves, as it was believed to bring courage to the bearer. Today, the leaves are used as an herb in many culinary dishes, giving roasted meats, vegetables and even apples a delicious flavour. In medicinal use, Oil of Thyme, the essential oil of common Thyme, has many common antiseptic uses.
During early to mid summer, small flowers grow in clusters around the tips of the branches, enchanting the herb with the lovely scent of a new beginning.
The Michael Michaud Jewelry Collection, designed by Michael Michaud, is a world renowned collection of botanical jewelry. It captures the beauty and exquisite detail of nature using soft patinas on bronze accented with pearls, beads, coral and stones. His exacting attention to detail gives you true to nature, botanical jewelry.
This unique jewelry is made by creating molds directly from botanical elements in a process similar to lost-wax casting. While traditional lost-wax casting begins with a hand-carved model of wax, Michael Michaud instead uses an actual leaf, branch or flower in place of the wax model. 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.
Michael Michaud Jewelry is renowned for its beauty and workmanship and is featured in the finest museums, galleries and speciality retailers around the world. Many collections are commissioned by leading museums such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery of Art and the Château de Versailles.
Artist Michael Michaud attended the Rochester Institute of Technology's prestigious school for American craftsmen, where he studied under designers Hans Christenson and Gary Griffin and became a master in the creation and manipulation of molds. After graduating in 1980, Michael Michaud continued to perfect his craft while working under jewelry designers in the New York City area. In 1991, he found himself working in New York City's flower district and living in the beautiful Connecticut cou
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