Gold Vermeil Willow and malachite bangle
Gold Vermeil Willow and malachite bangle

Tree Trunk Arts


Wear alone or add to a collection either way these true-to-nature bangles will take you back to early warm spring days. Our willow bangles are made from actual willow reeds collected on Belle Isle in Detroit, then cast in solid sterling silver or bronze, making a replica of the real branch.  Every single piece is handmade from an actual twig; therefore, all the pieces may differ from one another.

  • Willow Tree; Salix
  • green malachite 30 x 22 mm stone
  • Large: 8.5”/ 21 cm
  • an actual plant cast in solid sterling silver plated in gold

  Tree trunk arts hand casts natural elements in solid silver and bronze.  Through the wonder of nature and the artist’s spin on the lost wax casting process, each piece is unique.  The plant parts are put into a wet plaster then the plaster mold goes into a kiln for 8+ hours, burning out the plant material to create a mold.  Molten metal is centrifugally thrown into the mold creating a solid metal model to be then transformed into ready-to-wear jewelry.