I was asked to make a dogrose pendant for a special birthday (see final image) and made a mock up pair of earrings first, which then sold straight away at one of the fairs I did over Christmas. So, I've added them to my range. I have a couple of pairs available for immediate dispatch.
Sawn from sterling sheet, I hammer and dome these, soldering tiny recycled balls to the centre
Each is handcut and formed, so there is a slight variance to them, individually and as a pair - just as there are to flowers in real life.
They have a diameter of approximately 15mm, and a drop (from piercing) of approximately 28mm as displayed. as always, if I'm making a pair especially for you, then I can adjust these elements, or make them without any patinaton - just instruct me and factor ina up to a week for them to be made and posted. This pair has Liver Of Sulphur applied to the centres, to give them the patination, and are then sealed with Renaissance Wax
The patinated pair of these with standard earwires is available - the others will be made to order - please allow up to a week for me to make them
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.
Dogrose drop earrings
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.