So simple - but so elegant!!
A piece of 22g Argentium silver sheet was run through the rolling mill with a beautiful leaf pattern, then cut 3/4" wide by 2 3/4" long. A strip of half round wire was soldered down the spine of the branch. A patina was applied to darken and accentuate the pattern.
The necklace hangs 13" from 2mm black leather cord with a silver hook and eye clasp.
Argentium silver is very tarnish resistant. However, an anti-tarnish pad is included with this piece and should be stored together when not being worn. A good jewelry polishing cloth should remove any tarnish if it appears.