silver snowdrops

snowdrops, north yorkshire
snowdrops, north yorkshire

I love snowdrop flowers, because they’re an early sign that winter is on the wane, and spring will make a welcome return. Unsurprisingly, they are now strongly associated with hope and consolation, and are often used for winter weddings. The Victorians, apparently, were less keen on them, considering them to be bad luck if brought into the home.

I have made a pair of silver snowdrop flowers at around this time for the past two years, so I thought I’d better carry on the tradition. This year’s model have a slightly art deco feel, thanks to their stylised geometric shape.

silver snowdrop earrings €37
silver snowdrop earrings €37

The rear two petals have a very slightly textured finish, which has been lightly oxidised then polished, giving them a very pretty pale grey patina. The single front petal has a contrasting highly polished finish. They hang from simple silver wires, and they’re for sale in my Etsy shop now.

I always think that earrings are the ideal jewellery for this time of year, as they can still be seen when your necklaces, rings and bracelets are covered by layers of warm winter clothing!

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