Fine silver Tie shape earrings.
I've wanted to make this pendant for ages, ever since seeing a lady wearing a very short school tie around her neck to great effect. I had to make it from then on as it's a tongue in cheek nod to the old school tie.
The earrings are a combination of fine silver and fine gold and each one is unique, so please bear in mind that the pattern on the pair you receive might be different to the pair pictured. You will get a pair, by that I mean one diagonal one way and the other diagonal the other way. Non-mirrored earrings are a pet hate of mine. The spiral pattern is formed into the metal after the gold is applied.
The Earrings measure approximately 22mm x 12mm plus the wires on top.
These bear a full hallmark for Fine (99.9% pure) silver and the wires are fine silver also. Fine silver tends to be a bit soft for the wires, but in order to comply with the hallmarking act, they have to be the same material. If you would like a free "spare pair" of sterling silver wires added to your order, please just ask.
Both the silver and gold in this piece are 100% recycled and the metals are refined close to me, so there are less "food miles" so to speak.
Keum Boo is a Korean technique of bonding pure gold foil to silver using heat and pressure. The process diffuses the gold and silver together, effectively "soaking in" to each other. The gold layer is thicker than most gilded jewellery giving a nice effect for a longer period of time.
There is also a matching pendant in my shop.
Thank you for looking and please have a look around my shop.