The design for these recycled plastic earrings was inspired by floral confetti I saw at a wedding - flowers and leaves pouring down. I wanted to make a design which had a feeling of movement. I think stained glass was also in the back of my mind.
The design uses two types of leaves and three varieties of hydrangea flowers!
My unusual plant jewellery is created by collecting, drying and then pressing individual leaves and flowers into 100% recycled acrylic. The leaves are pressed into the heated surface then peeled off to reveal the unique, colourful design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic jewellery I developed myself. I call it 'Fossilised Plastic' due to the fine detail that's possible to capture on the embossed surface - so they are similar to fossils.
I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my floral art jewellery designs. These floral, botanical statement earrings evokes both a contemporary and a vintage feel.
These designer earrings measure 65mm x 12mm and 5mm deep. The total drop is 90mm. The ear wires are made from sterling silver.
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