Everlasting Leaf Earrings
These limited edition of works have been cast in silver from foraged and collected little botanicals I have gathered from my backyard and on my frequent meandering walks.
This pair of leaf earrings have incredible detailing of the texture naturally occurring on these plants. I believe these earrings are from the Peperonia variety. The earrings are elegant and quite lightweight – making them very easy and fun to wear.
These were incredibly enjoyable to create, and very time consuming. To cast these little wonders, I attach a number of leaves to a wax sprue. The wax is then placed into a cylinder and filled with a liquid investment plaster that sets overnight. The cylinder mould is then placed upside down in a kiln and heated up until the leaf and wax sprues have completely burned away. Using a centrifugal casting machine recycled sterling silver is spun into the mould taking on the exact shape of the leaf left in the plaster. I then saw off the sprue and add small half jump-rings that allow me to attach the ear hooks. Each process done with care and accuracy with some of the pieces not casting exactly as I would like! These earrings were a great success.
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 uniquely cast 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 35mm high X 12mm wide (at its highest and widest points) Created entirely from reclaimed and recycled Sterling Silver.
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 by creating a small mould that can be reused for up to 10 times.
RGSilver products always come packaged, which is also perfect for gift giving.