Handmade out of solid sterling silver these dainty rose studs feature flashy blue and grey labradorite gemstone drops. They are the perfect date night earrings, minimal and elegant.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling (100% recycled)
♢ Labradorite drop gemstones - these gemstone drops have been faceted and half drilled - I've attached them to a sterling silver ring and post with jewellers epoxy. Because they are not fully drilled they have a really elegant clean look to them.
♢ The tiny roses were 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 used a mold that I created from my own one of a kind hand sculpted roses. I press the clay into the mold and hand finish the design. By using my own mold of my master design I am able to make a perfect matching pair. After the designs dry 100%, into my kiln they go for a two-part firing process. The clay reaches 1500℉ for about an hour and the organic binder burns completely away leaving a two perfectly formed solid sterling silver roses.
♢ I finish the earrings with traditional metalsmithing techniques and solder on solid sterling silver posts.
♢ A dark patina is applied 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 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.
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ My garden is my biggest source of inspiration. I am drawn into the details and symbolism that is literally blooming all around me!
♢ The rose is probably the most popular flower in all of history. It universally represents love and passion.
♢ I love the fact that jewellery is lasting, it does not fade like a flower and becomes a tiny little treasure box full of memories.
Rose Studs with Labradorite Drops
♢ This item is all ready made and ready to ship, I will get it in the mail within 1-3 business days. The jewellery in the photos is the exact jewellery you will receive, ready to ship out right away, it is one of a kind!
♢ I securely package all my jewellery in thin cardboard jewellery boxes, placed inside of a padded envelope or larger box for shipping.
♢ Shipping includes insurance and a tracking number.