These earrings began from collecting a color combination I really wanted to try and then googling to find a Bay Area flower I could make with them. Ridiculously coincidental, a few days after, I sat in the dry dirt to photograph the earrings and noticed they filled my yard. The tiniest of flowers you can’t see unless you get on their level, categorized as a weed.
This brought up the beginning of a technological and observational research obsession to appreciate and decolonize my understanding of the term ‘weed’. The earrings, a reminder to thank an unmanicured yard.
They are constructed in a strong manner, however, they should not be dropped from a high distance.
Most earrings are made with sterling silver hardware. Sterling silver is long lasting and durable. Over time it will temporarily tarnish. To polish, just submerge in soapy (dish soap) water and scrub lightly with a toothbrush and they will be good as new.
Scarlet Pimpernel Earrings
All items are crafted by me in my small studio in Oakland, California. As an independent artist, living in an expensive city, the cost of each item includes labor, studio rent, propane and oxygen, tools and equipment, kiln electricity, implementing health and safety measures, and materials.
Buying from a small business supports costs of living including rent, eating, health insurance, etc. I am thrilled to be able to make long lasting, custom jewelry based on nature, life, and dreams.
If you, like myself, don’t have extra money to spend but have been hoping to acquire something I make, I am always happy to work out a payment plan for pieces over $250. If the same applies and you are a historically and purposefully marginalized individual, I am happy to provide a sliding scale rate. At this time, I am not financially able to trade, however, I hope to be able to soon.