Nic Bladen Botanicals uses our natural and indigenous flora to create custom pieces of jewellery and art. Using flowers, seedpods, leaves, stalks and entire plants, his designs are delicate, intricate and encapsulate the biodiversity of our floral kingdom. Nic makes use of a method called ‘lost wax casting’, whereby he makes moulds from live organic matter, and transforms them into beautifully preserved pieces of jewellery including rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The jewellery is available in a range of materials including gold, silver and bronze. Look out for Nic Bladen’s work at Design Indaba 2014, from 26 February to 2 March 2014. For more information and to view more of Nic’s work, visit nicbladen.com.