Dimensions: 4.25" long / 1.375" wide
Palm Sheath Earrings - lots of lightweight air time with a hand drawn leaf pattern.
Made from natural colored Clinostigma Palm sheath, gold & black leaf pattern back and encaustic wax finish that can be left matte or polished to a shine.
Part of Shelley's "Wearable Art" series, these one of a kind earrings are hand made by Shelley from start to finish. Made from various varieties of palm sheath fiber, the pieces are individually hand cut, formed, dried, sanded, embellished and then made into earrings! Many steps are involved, and they are NOT laser cut. Very comfortable and so lightweight, you may forget you have them on.
Because of the nature of the organic material and the artist's whim, each set is unique. Embellishments of stone, wire, natural elements or vintage jewelry are sometimes used. Ear wires are either hypoallergenic Niobium Antique Bronze or Silver Surgical Steel. They will be completed with either a hand rubbed polyurethane or encaustic wax finish (that can be buffed to a shine or left matte).
Like all of Shelley's creations, this is a one of a kind piece that cannot be duplicated; it is literally a piece of Hawaiʻi Island. Each sheath is sustainably harvested from natural fallen leaves from beautiful, giant palm trees (about 10 different varieties). A wonderful way to remember your island experience or bring the warmth of the tropics into everyday life. #takehawaiihome #wearhawaii