Blue Gum – Earrings
These limited edition botanically inspired earrings feature intricately hand-sawn silhouettes of a the eucalyptus baby blue silver dollar leaves soldered into a backing frame. This silhouette was sketched from a small branch I collected on one of my mornings walks with Navarre. (my dog) It is still in the flower arrangement in my studio months later.
Eucalyptus Pulverulenta (baby Blue) Silver Dollar Tree – This is a small growing eucalypt usually seen as a tall spreading shrub that retains its juvenile foliage into maturity. Native to Australia, its young leaves, stems and inflorescences have a powdery white bloom. The foliage is strikingly silvery-grey and round in form. Highly scented, the leaves and stems are covered in a white waxy powder making them last a long time in a vase. Versatile, this Eucalyptus features a very interesting architecture and makes a lovely specimen in flower arrangements.
These were incredibly enjoyable to create, and very time consuming. Drilling, Layering, hand-stamping, sawing, texturing, soldering, and polishing are just some of the steps taken to bring it to life. Each process done with care and accuracy to create a piece that will last a lifetime. Created in recycled sterling silver, this precious metal has been oxidised (blackened) and then lightly polished but left with a satin shine. Each earring is hand-cut with a tiny sawblade and therefore slightly unique and never perfectly matched. I make sure each earring is as close to a mirror image of its other half in design as possible.
Dimensions – Each earring measures approximately 32mm high X 21mm wide (at its highest and widest points) Created entirely from reclaimed and recycled Sterling Silver, The Gauge (thickness) of the silver is 1mm making the piece strong and durable.
The ear hooks are also hand-fabricated from sterling silver.
Made with lots of love, heart and soul.
These are ‘ready to go’ so please enjoy prompt shipping! This piece is part of a limited edition series where I have duplicated this design.
RGSilver products always come packaged, which is also perfect for gift giving.
The earrings also have my Makers Mark and a Sterling Silver 925 Hallmark on the reverse of one of the pairs.
(The model in the images is the Beautiful Zara Wilson)