We have a plant that grows like a weed in our garden. Mostly because it's the one of the few things the bunnies won't eat!
We don't know what it's called, so we call it 'blue' These are my nod to that.
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 varience to them, individually and as a pair - just as there are to flowers in real life.
They will have a diameter of approximately 14mm, and a drop (from piercing) of approximately 28mm if using traditional style earwires, as displayed. I've applied Liver Of Sulphur to the centres, to give them the patination, and sealed this 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.
Floral drops - sterling
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.