IMPRESSED by nature evolved organically from a desire to preserve the beauty of nature in a wearable form. An elementary teacher by trade, Kyla has been creating pressed flower jewelry since the summer of 2011. She has always loved creating with her hands, including a thriving vegetable and flower garden in her backyard in Oakland, CA. Kyla has had a deep love for flowers from a very young age and she finds immeasurable joy in working with plants each day.
When Kyla began making floral jewelry in 2011 using the traditional pressing technique, she was inspired by the unique character of each petal and was determined to find a way to highlight those botanical details. Using alternative materials (lightweight plastic and earthy copper), IMPRESSED by nature’s designs have an effortless feel, which allows the flowers to take center stage. Each piece of jewelry begins on a locally grown plant–sometimes even from her own garden! Once harvested, the plant materials are preserved in large wooden presses for four weeks. The dried flowers are then sealed in thin plastic, making them durable and lightweight, and cut by hand to ensure their integrity. The jewelry is made using hypoallergenic copper findings to complement the natural tones in the petals and leaves. With every piece of jewelry we hope to connect individuals with nature in a beautiful, wearable form.
IMPRESSED by nature is committed to building a sustainable organization using locally grown plants. All preserving is done naturally using handmade wooden flower presses, which are energy-free, and as little plastic material as possible. All packaging is made from recycled or salvaged materials. In a world where much of fashion utilizes synthetic materials, IMPRESSED by nature jewelry aims to bring consciousness of plant life and the natural world to the forefront.