Cactus Spine Silver Studs
Production Time: 1-3 days
These sterling silver stud earrings are a perfect embodiment of the minimalist beauty of the desert. They are cast from the wide, ribbed spines of a compass barrel cactus in a brilliant silver, creating a bold earring that features the shapes and textures of the desert. Choose from bright sterling silver, which has a modern, edgy contrast to the natural shape of the earrings, or from warm, rosey golden bronze, which matches the coloration of the original spine. The spines are attached to handmade posts in sterling silver (this is for both the bronze and silver earrings).
The backside of the earrings retains their texture and are stamped with my maker's mark and, for the sterling option, "925". The earring posts are sterling silver for both options. The spines are 5-6mm across. Earring length is 1/2", but custom lengths are available upon request.
Eco-friendly, recycled, and shower/pool friendly solid sterling silver // Bronze
Recycled metal, in this case, is gold and silver that has been reclaimed from jewelry that is at the end of its useful life OR from metal that is left over from the silversmithing process (everything from tiny silver dust to excess wire). Recycled metals reduce the impact of mining while preserving the quality of your jewelry. Recycled metal does not mean that it is inferior in any way - it's not plated, a lower karat quality, or hollow. Exactly the same, just cleaner and more ethical.