Fuchsia flower earring, red...Fuchsia Earrings
£12.00 1 in stock
I like fuchsias, and grow some in my garden in Nottingham. But most of all I love the red and purple wild variety that grow in profusion in Ireland and the west of Britain. It was in Ireland, many years ago, that I first bought a pair of fuchsia earrings and when I couldn't replace them, I started to make my own. I make them in stages. First I roll, cut and bake polymer clay to form the inner layer of petals. Then I do the same with a contrasting colour to make the outer layer - the sepals. The third stage is varnishing, followed finally by making them up with an oval wooden bead on top, a sterling silver spacer bead, sterling silver ear hooks, and 3 silver plated wires dangling down with tiny beads at the bottom. I make a slightly different variety with a round wooden bead in the middle and polymer clay for the sepals. These require less work hence the lower price. After being asked for pendants I have designed some which are a fuchsia-inspired shape - with the flower flattened and spread out, so that they sit well on the wearer. These come on an 18" sterling silver snake chain. I am very flexible and can make different colours, so long as they are available in the polymer clay I use. I am happy to fit clasps rather than hooks, for un-pierced ears. I can supply a 16" chain for the pendants instead of 18", and if you would rather have a standard earring shaped fuchsia attached, instead of the adapted shape I normally supply on the pendant, that is fine too. Silver plated chain is also available on request, and would cost considerably less. So do message me if you would like to discuss custom requirements.