Wandering Willow – Earrings
These limited edition botanically inspired earrings feature intricately hand-sawn silhouettes of hanging Wattle leaves soldered into an teardrop backing frame. There are beautiful Wattle trees along the Yarrowee River where I walk the dog every day. These two are subtle elegant earrings and quite lightweight – making them very fun to wear.
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 25mm 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 image is the Beautiful Zara Wilson)
Willow is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It can grow 10 feet in height each year. Due to ability to absorb large quantities of water, willow is often planted in flooded areas or areas that need to be drained. Strong, deep and wide root also prevents erosion of the soil. It’s a symbol of fertility and new life, a willow branch can be planted in the ground and from it, a new tree will grow in its place. Its ability to grow and survive is powerfully symbolic and show how we can thrive even in challenging conditions.
Compound isolated from the bark, called “salicin” is used in the production of very popular and widely used drug: aspirin. This is just one of numerous beneficial compounds that can be found in the willow. People chewed bark of the willow tree to treat fever, inflammation and pain in the past.