Sweet Angelica Leaves! Everything about them is endearing, from their natural, heart-shape to their symbolic meaning of "from the heavens"! I have Angelica leaves in my Woods and Willow collection but thought I would frame the Angelica leaf with a Mandala shaped charm. The gentle curve of design lends itself to the shape of the natural leaf. The handmade charms themselves are about 1 1'4" long. I used Precious Metal Clay that when fired in my kiln for hours, transforms into solid Sterling Silver. It's the perfect medium for capturing those beautiful, deep veins on the surface of these leaves because I carefully press the actual leaves into the Precious Metal Clay.
I lightly oxidized them to further enhance the details and ten accented the center veins with 22kt Genuine Gold. I love how the two types of precious metals play off one another.
I also have a gorgeous necklace that complements these earrings.
These beauties hang about 2" from the earlobe off of Sterling Silver latchback Earwires. I love the little Marquise shaped beaded detail on the front of these Earwires.
Sterling Silver and Gold Angelica Leaf Earrings
Precious Metal Clay, Sterling Silver, 22kt Genuine Gold Accents, Sterling Silver Earwires, Real Angelica Leaves, Nature Inspiration