Joelle’s Sterling Silver Earrings
To mark Joelle’s 40th birthday, her dearest friend Hanna wanted to commission a piece of jewellery that she could treasure forever. We met at a local café and over a cup of delicious Melbourne coffee to brainstorm ideas whilst looking at Joelle’s style, interests and personality. She likes to balance classic fashion with more edgy items.
Hanna had seen Sarah’s Starry Night Earrings and thought Joelle would like a drop earring so together we chose a classic shape of a long rectangle and gave it an alternative look by engraving horizontal lines with widening gaps from top to bottom. The earrings were finished with an oxidisation process to darken the silver, and then brushed to lighten parts of the surface. On the back, I engraved a personal message to mark this special birthday celebration. On one earring I engraved the number ‘40’ with a balloon and the other earring ‘Heart Han’ – for details see the photos below.
The shape of these earrings is striking from a distance, while the detail and finish is seen closer up. When we were brainstorming, Hanna had told me that Joelle would love a piece of jewellery that is versatile and can be worn at any occasion. These earrings look great when worn with her hair down and a beautiful dress, or are equally eye-catching with a casual top, jeans and hair tied up. Perfect for any occasion!
Joelle loved the finished piece and was so excited to wear them immediately at her birthday celebrations.
Happy birthday Joelle!
|Material:||Blackened Sterling Silver|
|Dimension:||50 x 9 x 1mm|
“It was a great pleasure working with Laura on my very own custom made ring. She is gifted designer and innovative creator.”
“I loved the experience of dealing with Laura. Her assistance and guidance in the development stages of my custom made bangle was wonderful and her correspondence was greatly appreciated.”
“Laura was attentive and really listened to what I wanted. She is very friendly and easy to deal with, communicating through the process with sketches, test models and the finer details. I would highly recommend Laura for any jewellery with a personal touch. It makes it all better knowing its made from reclaimed silver!”