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Handmade out of solid sterling silver these rose earrings are one of a kind! They feature my own mini sculpted roses and leaves and are the perfect sized (not too big) statement earrings.

Rose Teardrop Earrings // One of a kind

SKU: WF.E.02
  • ♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)

    ♢ The roses, flower and leaves are created in 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 each petal to form the opening roses, and then molded my original rose to create a matching set. After the tiny roses and leaves dry 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 tiny design elements I use to create these earrings.

    ♢ The teardrop frame, backplate and ear wires are all made from argentium sterling silver. Argentium silver is a cleaner type of silver – both for me and the environment. It has a slightly higher fine silver content then traditional silver (93.5% compared to sterling’s 92.5%.) Made from recycled traditional silver it is a great choice both ethically and environmentally. Alloyed with hypo allergenic germanium it fuses beautifully and is fun to work with! Argentium silver allows me to work safer in the studio, by eliminating toxic flux and pickle fumes. I love working with Argentium silver and I am excited to present to you a silver that is cleaner and of a higher quality then traditional sterling silver.

    ♢ The earrings are constructed with traditional metalsmithing tools and techniques. I've stamped my signature MP (trademarked) and 925 (sterling silver quality mark) into the polished backplate.

    ♢ I apply 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 process of creating 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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