Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Glorious Ginkgo Lariat

I'm not sure if it's the unseasonably warm weather, but I have Springtime greenery on my mind.  So, I'm digging into my sterling silver leaf charms and making a line of "Fabulous Foliage" pieces. 

I just listed the Glorious Ginkgo Lariat for sale at ecochicdesigns.etsy.com.  **UPDATE: almost as soon as I posted this, a friend contacted me to purchase this, so I've pulled the item from etsy.**

Fascinating Facts About the Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginkgo biloba is known as a "living fossil tree". This tree's genetic line spans the Mesozoic era back to the Triassic period. Closely related species are thought to have existed for over 200 million years.
  • There are no native ginkgoes living in the wild. All wild trees were wiped out hundreds of thousands of years ago but human intervention has saved the modern tree.
  • Several ginkgoes were the only living survivors of an atomic bomb blast dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

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