About: Materials and flower sourcing
FLOWER AND INSECT SOURCING:
All wildflowers come from the mountains of northern Utah!
I am very conscious of the environment when collecting wildflowers. I never pick a flower that is a lone beauty- I make sure to pick a variety of flowers to ensure I am not over-picking a certain species. Many of the flowers I pick are surprisingly enough classified as weeds- including sunflowers, dyer's woad, chicory, daisies, queen anne's lace, and many more.
The mountains I pick from are not on protected state land. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact me!
With that being said, once I am out of a certain flower, it is difficult to restock it. Once that flower's season is through, I am no longer able to create with it. I work hard during each plants bloom to collect enough flowers to produce jewelry with (without over-picking!). That is what makes each piece so unique. If you see a flower you like, don't let it pass you by!
All bees/insects you see in Cast & Clover products are cruelty free- that means they all died of natural causes and then collected for use. Many are found around my home, and some donated from local beekeepers.