This hand drawn woodland scene captures the lush and magical landscape of Oak Creek Canyon; a place among the oak and cottonwood trees, ponderosa pines, wild flowers, and towering red limestone cliffs, where the creek flows, providing a peaceful respite.
part of the Oak Creek collection
MATCHING NECKLACE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/101657616/brass-oak-leaves-and-wild-flowers
MATCHING BRACELET: https://www.etsy.com/listing/117915918/brass-oak-leaves-and-wild-flowers
or if you prefer: STERLING SILVER EARRINGS: https://www.etsy.com/listing/110902567/sterling-silver-oak-leaf-and-wild-flower
CHARM: brass, measures 5/8" w x 1" h
EARWIRES: handmade french earwires in sterling silver
PROCESS & MATERIALS
I use a specialized developing process to etch my intricate, hand drawn images onto sterling silver or jeweler's grade brass. The etching process is eco friendly.
After the woodland design, which is inspired by Jacobean Crewel embroidery is etched onto jeweler’s grade brass, traditional metalsmithing techniques are used to fabricate the piece. The charms are cut out, shaped, hammered into a gentle cup, filed and sanded by hand. The sterling silver french earwires are fabricated, polished and work hardened. To give the earrings a soft antique finish, they are patinated and then polished by hand.
All my jewelry is made by me in my studio from drawing the image to be etched, to applying the final polish. I use recycled/reclaimed sterling silver whenever possible and jeweler's grade brass, also known as NuGold or Merlin's Gold. Quality craftsmanship is very important to me as is the look and feel of each piece. How the jewelry moves and hangs, its size, weight, and how it feels to the touch, are all considered when I design and make each piece.
Whether you are purchasing jewelry for yourself or to give as a gift, you are investing in something that is meant to be loved and cherished for a long time to come.
Because each piece is made by hand, the piece you receive may vary slightly from the piece shown in the photograph.
YOUR PURCHASE INCLUDES:
free shipping in all 50 states
beautiful packaging in 100% recycled box & cardstock, ready for giving
Care and Keeping sample kit
blank gift card with hand written message upon request
and gift wrapping upon request, please include in note to seller
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made with love and attention to detail
Original design by Kristin Larson
©2011-2013 Kristin Larson Jewelry