Sawn from sterling sheet, I hammer and dome these dogroses, soldering tiny recycled balls to the centres, referencing the dogroses that line the hedges at our allotment.
Each is handcut and formed, so there is a slight varience to them, individually and as a pair - just as there are to wild roses in real life.
They will have a diameter of approximately 14mm, and a drop (from piercing) of approximately 28mm. I've applied Liver Of Sulphur to the centres, to give them the patination, and sealed this with Renaissance Wax
If you would like a bespoke pair, with a different drop, smaller or larger in size, with Argentium earwires or without patination, please contact me, as I'll be very happy to make a pair just for you.
I have a few pairs ready for instant dispatch.
Sterling silver, hand sawn and forged Dog-Rose 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.