Handmade out of solid sterling silver these little flower studs are the perfect everyday style earrings.
The little Chrysanthemum is formed using sterling silver precious metal clay (I have a mold I use.) In my kiln the organic binder is burned away at 1500℉ and all that I am left with is a beautiful and detailed solid design in sterling silver. After soldering on a sterling post and hardening the metal it is polished and patinated. I love the look of a good dark patina on silver, it is a naturally occurring process, and I use this to my advantage. The contrast between dark and light makes all those pretty little details really stand out.
Included are sturdy sterling silver butterfly backings (not pictured.)
Diameter: .8 Centimeters
Length: 1.5 Centimeters
Each peice of my jewellery is carefully hand packed by me personally before I ship it out. I use thin cardboard jewellery boxes for most of my work and make them pretty enough for gift giving. I always include artist information.
- Melissa Pedersen