Earrings by Sue Gregor New striped earrings: the stripes were created using blades of grass like stencils. They are individually hand shaped and faceted. So they are not identical. Which I really like. Makes them more playfull. To make then I am using the off-cuts from the plastic company to try to stop a little of their waste going to land fill.My unusual plant jewellery is created by collecting, drying and pressing the individual leaves. The acrylic is heated and the leaves are pressed into its surface. I then use them like a stencil to apply the colours. The leaves are 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 captured on the embossed surface - so they are similar to fossils.These statement earrings evoke both a contemporary and a vintage feel, appealing to aunts, nieces, friends and colleagues alike. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.65mm (H) x 12mm (W) x 5mm (D). Total drop 90mmSterling Silver and Recycled PlasticBritish fashion - grown and handmade in the UK.Made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly. Features Primary Material : recycled perspex Other Materials : sterling silver Length (mm) : 90 Fitting Type : Hook Dimensions (mm) : 65mm x 12mm x 5mm One of a Kind : No Metal : sterling silver Hallmarked : No Wire Material : sterling silver Cleaning InstructionsWipe clean with a damp cloth.