Small Silver Ginkgo Earrings
Handmade from an impressions of real ginkgo leaves impressed into sterling silver clay. The beautiful leaves hang from hand forged sterling silver ear wires. A darkening patina was applied to the leaves and then hand polished to a high shine bringing out the leaves delicate veining.
Each pair is made individually so they will be slightly different as each leaf is unique.
Length is 1 1/4 inches, including ear wire, by 3/4 inch wide.
Ginkgo leaf is made from sterling silver metal clay and is 1 inch long by 3/4 inch wide.
Sterling silver ear wires.
Sterling silver metal clay consisted of silver particles and a binder. After forming, drying and refining the piece is fired in a kiln. During this time the binder burns off and the result is a piece that is .925 sterling silver. After firing they have been tumbled to harden and bring out the high shine. Lastly the leaves have been dipped in a patina agent and polished by hand to bring out the beautiful details of the ginkgo leaves.