Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do!
A pair of textured, drop earrings. These are fine silver (999) hearts, measuring 10m x 10mm, with multiple daisies impressed into each of them.
I made the stamp myself, impressing it into Art Clay Silver, so every one/pair will be slightly different.
These come with sterling silver earwires soldered to them, which means that they hang about 26-27mm from piercing to heart's point.
The pairs I had made have just sold at my Christmas fairs.I've made a further two pairs, that at 26mm long from piercing, and are the final photos - available patinated, or not.
If you would like a bespoke pair, with Argentium earwires please contact me, as I'll be happy to make a pair just for you.
I only use natural light and take all pictures in my home, so I have used a variety of backgrounds to help display the colouration and avoid your disappointment. The coins included for scale in the photo are a UK penny and a USA 1 dime
*I use Art Clay Silver, which, upon firing becomes fine silver; 999 silver rather than 925 - also known as pure silver. This texture is applied through rolling it over a texture sheet, cutting out the shape and then after drying and refining I fire it on my hob. You can see videos of this process on my Facebook page * and a longer post about the whole thing on my Wordpress account.
Once its fired, I decide how I want to hang the resulting 99.9% pure silver pieces, and in this case decided on a hidden tube bail. I solder it on, then polish.
Finally I applied a patination, using a traditional method (liver of sulphur) and after a further, finishing polish, applied a light layer of renaissance wax to protect the shading.
*Art Clay Silver utilises the waste from traditional silver manufacture yet, upon firing, becomes fine silver; 999 silver rather than 925 - also known as pure silver. It's a magical, alchemical process - I've more details on my various social media sites and a (rubbish!) video of the clay firing on youtube, wordpress and facebook. The wire used in making the earwires is also certified recycled.
( *Here https://www.facebook.com/DawnGillDesigns/videos/647565682068418 )
I only use natural light and take all pictures in my kitchen, so I have used a variety of backgrounds to help display the colouration and avoid your disappointment
Daisy drop earrings - I love my Daisy
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer ass certified recycled.
he gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.