Do you love a WREN?!
***usually MADE TO ORDER***
However I currently have a few pairs, with patinated finish available for immediate dispatch.
A pair of delicate stud earrings for those people who aren't so comfortable with long drops. These are fine silver (999) hearts, measuring 8mm x 8mm, with a teeny (farthing inspired) wren impressed into each of them, using a stamp I made myself. Fine silver tarnishes much more slowly than sterling and this particular product (Art Clay Silver) starts life as a recycled product, and then 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 with slightly more generous than standard 925 sterling butterfly backs for comfort.
The patination is created using Liver Of Sulphur, which I neutralise and seal using Renaissance Wax (see additional information section)
I make these in small batches of 2 or 3 pairs at a time, so the precise orientation of the wren will probably vary slightly, as will the exact colour of the patination.
See examples of the other studs in this range for how they look without any patination and 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)
If you would prefer a pair made into drops see my other listings!
Also let me know if you would like to mix and match a pair with any of my other listings (or indeed if you want to buy just one) as that can be arranged :-)
Size = 8mm x 8mm approximately
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 love my Wren stud 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.