Each earring is made with silk cocoons. The leaf portion of this earring is a portion of silk, dyed silver, and glazed with a clear acrylic glaze to make the earring waterproof. Each earring is stitched into a small pod, with 5 small white Czech glass pearls.
Total length from ear: 1.5”
Length of leaf portion: 1”
The humble silk worm spends its life eating and spinning a cocoon that will offer the world a rare gift of soft, rich fiber when it is spun and woven. This little cocoon was destine for a greater purpose... to be a special accessory offering simple beauty to you. Each silk cocoon is hand dyed silver, cut into forms that resemble beaten silver, and stitched with pearls and beads. This is a one of a kind pair of earrings.
The cocoons begin as white fiber ovals pods. After being dyed they remain color fast. I add a clear acrylic glaze to make sure the earrings are waterproof. The earrings are light and whispers with an organic feel.