These are leaves of the Purple Princess flower which is a lovely shrub in my garden. It's botanical name is Tibouchina Urvilleana. The flowers and leaves are quite striking. The leaves are almost furry and have an outer reddish tinge with a very detailed vein structure. They lend themselves very well to creating a gorgeous texture on moist Precious Metal clay. I picked the leaves impressed them into the clay and fired the clay after drying and refining. I burnished the pure silver with 24K Gold foil, a process called Keum boo and painted part of it with patina.
These will grace any person and outfit.
Dimensions : 1 and 1/2 inches X 1/2 inch. Sterling silver ear wires. These can be switched to comfortable sterling silver clip ons at an additional charge.
PLEASE NOTE: These earrings will be on display at the Pajaro Valley Art Gallery from August 25th to October 3rd. They will be available for purchase there.