'Humbug' Striped Disc Earrings

Sue Gregor 'Humbug' Striped Disc Earrings by Sue Gregor

Despatched within 10 working days NB: These earrings are non-returnable.
  • x £45.00


Features

Main Material : recycled perspex | Other Materials : sterling silver | Length (mm) : 60 | Fitting Type : Hook | Dimensions (mm) : 40 x 40 x 5 | One of a Kind : No | Metal : sterling silver | Hallmarked : No | Wire Material : sterling silver

Description

These handmade designer perspex earrings are made using blades of grass. At the back of my mind I was thinking of Humbug Sweets from my childhood.

My unusual plant jewellery is created by collecting, drying and pressing the individual leaves of grass. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself.  Every detail of the flowers and leaves are captured so they are like a fossil or a memory of each blade of grass. 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.

I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my unusual and unique jewellery designs. These botanical statement earrings evoke both a contemporary and a vintage feel, appealing to the fun side of mothers, girlfriends, sisters and friends alike. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.

British fashion - grown and handmade in UK.

40mm diameter disc x 5mm (D) (60mm total drop)

Sterling Silver and Recycled Acrylic

Made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly.


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