Yellow & Green Conifer Long Drop Earrings by Sue Gregor

These recycled Plastic earrings are made using conifer tree leaves. I collect, dry and press the leaves then heat the acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I use them like a stencil to apply the colours (in this case yellow & green). The skeleton leaf is then peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself. I call it 'fossilised plastic' due to the fine details, like fossils, that are captured on the embossed surface.

I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my designs. These botanical earrings evoke both a contemporary and a vintage feel. 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 from top of ear wire 90 mm

Silver ear wires 

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 plastic
  • Other Materials : sterling silver
  • Length (mm) : 90
  • Fitting Type : Hook
  • Dimensions (mm) : 65 x 12 x 5
  • One of a Kind : No
  • Metal : sterling silver
  • Hallmarked : No
  • Wire Material : sterling silver

Cleaning Instructions

Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

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Yellow & Green Conifer Long Drop Earrings

Features

  • Primary Material : recycled plastic
  • Other Materials : sterling silver
  • Length (mm) : 90
  • Fitting Type : Hook
  • Dimensions (mm) : 65 x 12 x 5
  • One of a Kind : No
  • Metal : sterling silver
  • Hallmarked : No
  • Wire Material : sterling silver

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Earrings
by Sue Gregor

These recycled Plastic earrings are made using conifer tree leaves. I collect, dry and press the leaves then heat the acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I use them like a stencil to apply the colours (in this case yellow & green). The skeleton leaf is then peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself. I call it 'fossilised plastic' due to the fine details, like fossils, that are captured on the embossed surface.

I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my designs. These botanical earrings evoke both a contemporary and a vintage feel. 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 from top of ear wire 90 mm

Silver ear wires 

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

Cleaning Instructions

Wipe clean with a damp cloth.