G’Day and welcome to my shop of Jewellery delights! I create one of a kind mixed media jewellery from my home studio in Cornwall
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These gorgeous stud earrings have been made using UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) also called Jewel Enamel and Embossing Crystals. They are mainly used in the craft industry but are also an extremely versatile medium which can melt at a medium-high temperature and be poured into silicone moulds!
For these earrings I created a silicone mould from a genuine vintage button of a Griffin - a Mythological creature used in Heraldry - from my personal collection. The Griffin has its wings unfurled and clawed feet extended, surrounded by vines and leaves. The colour of embossing crystal I've used is called Marbled Plum. It has plummy purple hues with deep red and when melted they swirl together to create a marbled effect. I've then brought out the texture and fine detail of the Griffin with deep metallic red gilding wax and finally added a clear acrylic varnish over the top.
I've glued high quality hypoallergenic surgical steel studs to the rear of the earrings and added silver plated scroll backs to hug them to your ear lobes!
The Griffin measures approximately 2cm in diameter and a depth of approximately 0.7 cm. Due to the unique nature of these earrings and in particular the swirled nature of the colours of the embossing crystals, there may be slight variances to each earring, but these hopefully just enhance their fabulous quality and uniqueness! Each one will be unique and won't ever be repeated - a fabulous work of medieval style art on your ears!
I LOVE buttons - especially vintage ones! A few years ago I ventured into my local fabric shop in Truro and found a whole host of vintage buttons they'ed just purchased! Naturally I bought as many as I could! I'm a huge fan of Fantasy, Medieval manuscripts and the art of Heraldry and just had to buy this Griffin button!
I'm a bit obsessed with UTEE/Embossing Enamel at the moment and am fascinated by how you can put it in moulds! So I thought I would make some silicone moulds of a few of my buttons and see how they came out! WOW! The detail is more amazing than I thought they would be! If you're a fan of vintage buttons, Medieval animals, Illuminated Manuscripts or Mythology - these earrings are perfect for you!
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Bowerbird Jewellery within 3 days of receiving payment.
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You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.
Due to hygiene reason, these earrings cannot be returned once worn, unless if they are faulty.