These are leaves of the Purple Princess flower which is a lovely shrub in my garden. Its 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 Silver 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, an ancient gilding 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 inches. 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.
These earrings sold at a show recently. However I can make a custom pair if you wish. They will not be identical to the pair in the photo since the leaf will be different, but they will be very similar.