I was taking time out one day in my studio. My son was with me and we wanted to play our favourite game, Jacks, but we didn’t have the standard playing pieces with us so we started playing with some parts of jewellery from my O collection. It occurred to me that maybe my love of this game comes from a fascination with random patterns - I have sketchbooks full of overlapping shapes, from corals to fallen tree roots!
I decided to explore this further and thus the playfulness of my family's favourite game led to a collection of shapes that I call ‘nests’. They embody the beautiful shapes made by the game of jacks and link with the entwined nature of roots, corals and branches. They also keep something that is very important to me - to create wonderful tactile jewellery.
These gold plated stud earrings are small enough to be worn comfortably as day time earrings, but big enough to make an impact - in my view the ideal combination for a pair of earrings.
As with all the pieces in the J collection, they have a three-dimensional nature, which, coupled with their tactile bobbly surface allows them to catch the light beautifully.
They have a heavy duty bell shaped butterfly which holds them in place well for a day time use.
These earrings are is also available in sterling silver. Please see the full J collection listing.
This piece is presented in an eco-friendly black card box which is a great contemporary look for a gift.
We offer free complementary gift wrapping and a typed message on black paper and ribbon to continue a modern, timeless feel. If you would like this piece posted directly as a gift, please let me know by message.
This piece can be posted the day after ordered.
If you would like your piece hallmarked, please let me know and I will arrange this (There is a charge of £15). Please allow an additional 5-7 working days for processing by the UK Assay office. These earrings will be hallmarked as silver as it is the base metal under the gold plating.
Approx 2.4 grams per earring incl butterfly.
1.3cm x 0.5cm deep
Bell shaped butterfly back
Gold plated on top of sterling silver.