Mycelium is the parent organism of mushrooms. Oyster mushroom mycelium is used to grow the jewelry forms in this collection. Once grown and deactivated, the forms are dipped in shellac or polyurethane to add strength. Mycelium jewelry is remarkably lightweight making it ideal for large statement earrings and necklaces. It is 100% 'green' and renewable as the mycelium grows on dead organic material so are able to utilize waste agricultural products in the process.