Show your solidarity with the suffragettes! Celebrate women’s suffrage with these handcrafted purple and green, aluminium, drop earrings designed and made by Sally Lees.
The colours were an integral part of the suffragette campaigns with uprple standing for dignity, green for hope and white for purity and the suffragettes often wore combinations of these colours in their jewellery and clothing.
These earrings are made from strong and super light weight aluminium making them comfortable to wear. You will hardly know you are wearing them!
|Dimensions||5.5 × 4 cm|
Keep your purchase in its original box and in a dry place if possible.
Please do not use abrasive materials on any of your purchases.
Only use a silver cloth or a soft cotton cloth for silver surfaces.
Use only soapy water and an old soft bristle toothbrush on aluminium surfaces.
In 2016 Sally was commissioned by The Houses of Parliament to create a collection of jewellery to accompany and inspired by Mary Branson’s New Dawn light sculpture celebrating 150 years since the first petition for women to vote was taken to Parliament.
Sally was commissioned in 2018 to recreate the collection with added pieces and colourways to celebrate 100 years since the first women were allowed to vote.
The main imagery used in the New Dawn light sculpture is the end of the scroll that the Representation of the people act is written on. Sally re-drew the end of the scroll and then printed and dyed the aluminium by hand for the collection. The subsequent collection was partly digitally printed.