These earrings feature detailed and intricate impressions of Service Berry leaves. I discovered the complex patterns in service berry leaves during a 2017 trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming. After exhausting the limited supply that I brought home, I happily rediscovered Service Berry during springtime bike rides along the East Fork of the Scott River in Scott Valley, California. Each earring is unique because the leaf is used only once in the roller printing process.
After creating the impression in the silver, each earring is cut out to a wide tear drop shape using a hand saw and the sides sanded smooth. Using a Korean technique known as “keum boo” (translation: attached gold), pieces of 23K gold sheet are fused to the silver. The final step is a patina that darkens the recesses in the silver but does not affect the gold, and results in a lovely contrast between the metals.
The earrings are sturdy but light and feature sterling silver ear wires.
Dimensions: The earrings measure just over 1/2 inch in width at the widest point and hang at 1 and 1/8 inches in length, measured from where the earring inserts into your ear.
Exact patterns will vary with each earring.
This is a lovely, unique earring for all of you lovers of nature.
Your earrings arrive in a sturdy gift box with a story card listing all components. Shipping is free.