Hand sculpted from solid sterling silver these rose stud earrings are one of a kind and totally unique, perfect to wear as everyday earrings or dressed up. The studs come with upgraded sterling silver butterfly backings.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling (100% recycled)
♢The Flower was 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. Each rose is one of a kind! After the designs 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.
♢ I finish the pendant with traditional metalsmithing techniques and solder on solid sterling silver posts.
♢ 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 is what sterling silver is famous for!
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ The Rose is probably the most popular flower in all of history. It universally represents love and passion.
♢ These pretty little studs would make a beautiful gift at Valentine’s day or for an anniversary gift (15 years is officially the Rose Anniversary!)
♢ 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!
Sculpted Rose 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