I ADORE Doctor Who.
The listing price is for 1 pair of TARDIS inspired sterling silver studs.
As with all the earrings I make, I make a mini batch, so that I can then pair them up as evenly as possible.
In this instance I've sawn the studs from the bits of silver sheet I have left over after making the spinner rings and anticlastic bangles. There's a lot of intricate sawing and filing to make each one of these, so I ustilise all my tools to hold them. (I've included a photo of the filing of the punch, and one of the studs, held in modified pliers)
I indent the windows, using a punch I made from an old, broken nail punch (filing and then polishing it down to get the right shape and size) .
I then patinate the silver, using liver of sulphur, polishing back, so that the colour is left only in the recesses.
I have photographed my first mini batch so that you can see the difference that patination makes and that each one made will be slightly different, due to being handcrafted.
***I make these to order, in little batches of three pairs at a time, usually within a couple of days, I try to keep at least one pair ready for dispatch at all times***
I prefer all my Doctor Who pieces to be patinated, picking out the detail, but if you'd like a more subtle look, then please message me, or give me instructions at check out, and I'l 'make it so'
Bow tie, braces or super long scarf when you unwrap it, optional :-)
(Have you seen my pendants? I like to wear my TARDIS when I feel I might want to be rescued / whisked away, and my Dalek when I want something scary in my corner!)
Dimensions are (approximately - remember I'm sawing and filing these, individually, by hand)
TARDIS 18mm from base to top of light 10mm width at widest point
Doctor Doctor. Sterling silver TARDIS inspired studs
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 as certified recycled.
The 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.