A unusual bohemian pair of statement earrings with a nature theme. These are a unique one-of-a-kind deign using the spectacular and rare organic seed pod beads I love. These are sized 1.5x1.3cm.
The seed pod beads were part of a salvaged car-boot find necklace I found. This means I don’t know exactly what type of seed they are and (alas) how to get any more. I love the shape and patterns, mahogany brown markings on a creamy white background. I should point out that these seeds are quite fragile, I will varnish them with a couple of coats, but it would certainly be worth taking special care with handling these (don’t squeeze).
Here they are paired with a antique gold coloured bee charm (12mm long) and affixed with mixed metals in rose gold, copper and gold colours. The ear wire is a light weight French hook style 12mm long. The total drop length is 4.6cm.
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Please contact me for specific requirements like hypoallergenic or sterling metal. I am also happy (and pretty excited) to consider bespoke or matching pieces. Get in touch!
A lot of the components are natural materials so they can be fragile or prone to attack by water or rough handling. To protect your jewellery please handle it carefully and remove it before bathing/showering, swimming and snoozing. It is also a good idea to avoid getting perfume, make-up or creams on jewellery.
I carefully pack all items in a box or organza bag with bubble wrap for safe travel. These are then sent via Royal Mail in a padded envelope (preferably recycled envelopes where possible).
Feel free to contact me should you require gift wrapping or have specific delivery requests. See my shop photos for examples of packaging featuring individually made NW Lino printed packaging.
The shop should automatically apply a multiple purchase shipping discount. I send parcels second class as standard with proof of posting obtained, but contact me should you specifically want a insured parcel.
International shipping is available (see specific FAQ). Please check for any customs or import charges in your country, which are the buyer’s responsibility
These are most often silver plated or aluminium with copper or black plating. Sterling silver, stainless steel and hypo-allergenic findings are available on request. Additionally should you prefer a different type of ear wire (e.g. French hook, kidney wire, clip-on, stud) please get in touch.
Wire & findings (jump rings, connectors etc.)
Most of the wire I use is either copper, aluminium or iron and plated with copper, silver or black colour plating. The thickness I most often use is 0.4mm.
For more specific information about the components in a particular item, please ask.
Many and yes!
I love to use semi-precious gemstones like agate, quartz, lapis lazuli (and many many more). I find the reputed mystical and healing properties of these stones interesting (and know many people do) so will include a few lines about these for the appropriate items. I think there's something special about using organic materials and wearing these treasures from nature against one’s skin. I find it a joy to work with them and hope this positive energy will transfer to their new owners.
See my 'birthstone jewellery' section in the shop.
These are made using either stoneware fired and glazed clay (hardy but can be fragile if dropped) or air-dry clay. I really like working with the latter as there is limitless potential to create unique interesting components and finishes without needing to kiln fire. However it is a bit of a unknown quantity in that I’ve only recently started working with it and have no personal experience of how it behaves over time. The manufacturer information states this is very durable, particularly when varnished and is PVC free, containing only vegetable binders. I have varnished these with a double coating but would still recommend taking special care with these components, particularly avoiding water or intense heat/cold.
I use beads in a variety of sizes, colours, finishes and origins. I’ll be as specific as possible in the listings about materials. I do enjoy using recycled materials as much as possible mainly due the surprise of coming across unusual items of mysterious origins (!) and I’ll pick them up at places like charity shops, car boot sales etc. or even re-purpose my old jewellery. I will always replace ear wires and fastenings though for hygiene reasons.
Yes I'm perfectly happy to do this and parcels are sent with Royal Mail. I will always dispatch orders within 2 working days (except custom orders which may take longer). I use Royal Mail second class in the UK and Royal Mail International Economy Delivery. Please note, these are not tracked or priority shipping services, if you require those, please contact me prior to purchase and I will provide an updated invoice.
From Royal Mail website:-
Royal Mail 2nd class UK: 3 working days
International Economy Delivery:
Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
North America in up to 6 weeks
South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
Australia in up to 12 weeks