Handmade out of solid sterling silver these little oak leaf studs are the perfect everyday style earrings.
The little oak leaf is formed using sterling silver precious metal clay, using a mold. 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. I embellish each leaf by hand after it comes out of the kiln by chasing in the leaf veins. I solder on a sterling post and the earrings are hardened and polished. 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.
Oak Leaf Studs
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
Width: .7 Centimeters
Length: 1.1 Centimeters