A pair of delicate light weight stud earrings
These are fine silver stylised leaves , measuring 7.5mm x 14mm, patinated with liver of sulphur to give the aged look and pick out the gorgeous detail.
Art Clay Silver starts life as a recycled product, which on firing becomes pure, 99.9, fine silver. I have further information and the occasional video of this process on my Facebook page
They come with sterling silver posts soldered to them and 925 sterling butterfly backs for comfort.
I've a couple of pairs I just made, please select the finish you would like - please see the final photo for the variation of patination available with the Liver of Sulphur. If you order a patinated pair, I will have neutralised the process and sealed the colour using Renaissance Wax (please see my additional information section about this)
Size = 7.5mm x 14mm approximately
I only use natural light, take all pictures in our home, and the model (where there is one!) is me. Coins shown for scale are UK penny, Euro 2 cent piece and a USA dime
Floral stem fine silver stud earrings - sterling post and butterfly backs
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.