Silver Linden Leaf Earrings – Blossom
These lovely Silver Linden Leaf Earrings are made using real leaves with a little bit of added blossom!
As with all our designs, they have been individually handmade by us, so every pair is totally unique!
Each earring measures about 2.25 cm and they are on sterling silver ear wires. The total drop length is about 3.5 cm.
As with most of our silver pieces, these Silver Linden Leaf Earrings are made of .999 recycled silver. So that means they are Pure Silver rather than sterling which is just .925.
We will send them to you in one of our special recycled card gift boxes, that are made for us by a family run UK company. We aim to dispatch within 3-5 days.
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WE DESIGN AND MAKE THEM!
Because they are lovingly designed and handmade by us, each of our various designs will be different and so will be uniquely yours!
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HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS!
We make all our Handmade Silver and Bronze Items using a material called Metal Clay. We love it as it consists of very fine, recycled metal particles that are mixed with an organic binder. Consequently, this makes a material that looks and feels much like pottery clay, so it can be used in much the same way!
First of all, after we have made the design, we air dry the clay and then it is fired in a kiln. However, to work properly this has to be at temperatures exceeding 800 degrees Celsius. This causes the binder to burn away and the metal particles to fuse together.
The result is a new piece of metal in whatever shape we happen to have sculpted or moulded it. It almost seems to be magic!
Here in the UK, any piece of Silver, over a weight of 7.78 grams, has to be tested and Hallmarked by an official Assay Office to be sold legally. Therefore, we are registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office where all our heavier creations will be stamped with our personal Hallmark.
Sterling Silver is the most commonly seen form and is 925 parts silver in 1000. The rest being cooper, which is added to give the metal more strength. So, our chains, earring wires and other findings used on these pieces are sterling silver and purchased from UK companies.
However, our own handmade elements are of a purer quality, being .999 or .960 Silver.