lila clare: recycled silver jewelry
Cast sterling jewelry inspired by nature by Lila Clare. The pieces are cast from the skeletons of prickly pear cacti.
When a pad of the Prickly Pear cactus dies, the pulp decomposes and leaves a wood-like skeleton. Using the lost wax casting process, each piece starts with a carefully selected section of Prickly Pear skeleton, which is then hand cast using recycled sterling silver.