100% recycled acrylic disc earring with sterling silver ear wires
|Dimensions||4 × 5 × 4 cm|
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
These earrings are made using leaves from flowers from a hydrangea called milliflori which grow in my garden. I collect, dry and press the flowers then heat the acrylic and press the flowers into the surface. I use them like a stencil to apply the colours (in this case pinks, reds, greens. blues and oranges), which give my floral jewellery a modern feel. The skeleton leaf is then peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself. I call it ‘fossilized plastic ‘ due to the fine details, like fossils, that are captured on the embossed surface.
I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my floral designs. These botanical earrings evoke both a contemporary and a vintage feel. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.
HANDMADE IN UK
40 mm diameter disc
drop inc earwire 65mm
Sterling Silver and Acrylic
Made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly.