Totally recycled except for the findings. The North Woods line comes from bushwhacking through the woods and finding dead-downed fir trees from which I’ve harvested the branches where they enter the tree; in other words, concentrated, resinous growth rings! This luminous wood is paired here with a rich, aged piece of Honduras rosewood scrap with a long story behind it involving an ancient German violin maker and a wild trip through the jungle to procure this wood in the early 80’s. The wood on the back of these earrings is African bubinga from a guitar makers scraps. Silver stripe is from an aluminum screen door frame, copper from piano strings, brass diamond from electronics manufacturing, cow’s milk finish. US made sterling silver wires.
Handmade jewelry with provenance: The card backing lists materials used and explains some of the story. Postage included in price.