Sterling Silver Ginko Leaves

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These are definitely my favorite earrings from this week! While out walking, I found a tiny Ginkgo leaf that was so very pretty.

I took the leaf back to my studio and made these lovely earrings: I traced the leaf onto a thick sheet of Sterling Silver, then hand-cut the shape out, filed the edges, used a Graver to etch the leaf veins, soldered the stem onto 18 gauge wire (for the ear hooks) and then finished by oxidizing the leaves.

More leaf-inspired jewelry is on the way!

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