These earrings were made by encasing real Valley Oak leaves in recycled copper. Its a process we do in the studio called electroforming.
Did you know there are over 600 species of Oak trees? Rad. To learn more about oaks, follow this link.
Some lore about Oak trees: In the Classical world it was regarded as the Tree of Life as its deep roots penetrate as deep into the Underworld as its branches soar to the sky, and it was held sacred to Zeus and Jupiter. To read the very interesting full article go here.
Electroforming is a process where we take copper from a sacrificial anode and deposit it onto our organic material using an electrical current. There really is a leaf in each of these earrings.
They come shipped in a Kraft gift box for sweet gift giving and safe shipping.
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Due to the natural form of leaves, each item is different. These earrings are completely handmade. Any imperfections are not to be seen as defects, but unique qualities of using natural leaves, recycled or reclaimed metals and buying handmade.
Do not sleep, exercise, or shower in your jewelry. Keep it in a safe place like a jewelry box when not wearing it. Try not to throw it in a drawer or purse, as that can cause jewelry to break or become tangled. Items can break or crack with force. Jewelry can be fragile. Please treat it with care.