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Handmade out of solid sterling silver (100% recycled) these tiny rose bud earrings are the perfect sized studs. These are not mass produced factory made earrings, but are my own design, created from my own original hand formed rose. The studs come with upgraded solid sterling silver butterfly backings. 

 

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Rose Studs

SKU: MB.ES.06
C$99.00Price
Please allow 2-4 weeks (+ shipping time) for all pre-orders as I will be custom making the item for you!
  •  ♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)

    ♢ The roses are created in sterling silver metal clay, which is made up of tiny, recycled sterling silver metal particles mixed with and organic clay like binder. It can be sculpted, molded, and formed however I want. For this design I have hand sculpted a delicate rose, and created a mold of it, which allows me to press the clay into it making copies and a matching pair of earrings. After the silver clay dries 100%, into my kiln it goes for a two-part firing process. The clay reaches 1500℉ for about an hour and the organic binder burns completely away leaving a solid sterling silver mini sculpture in its place. It feels, looks, and acts just like traditional sterling silver.

    ♢ I finish the earrings with traditional metalsmithing techniques and solder on solid sterling silver posts.

    ♢ A dark patina to the recessed areas of each rose, and the earrings go into my tumbler with steel shot to harden and polish the surface. The high points are polished to a bright shine, creating a beautiful contrast. This contrast between dark and light is what sterling silver is famous for!♢ The butterfly style earring backs are a step up in quality, a slightly thicker gauge than normal. Since studs are my go-to earrings I have found from experience that a nicer ear backing was needed to hold up in regular use and keep your earrings on!

    ♢ The process of creating for me is slow and intentional, I use traditional metalsmithing tools and processes alongside modern ones to create all my pieces by hand. My heart goes into every single piece I design.

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