Each pair of Burbridge and Burke statement earrings are handmade in our Nelson Bay studio on the east coast of NSW Australia.
The Spots and Stripes collection of earrings are formed by hand from polymer clay.
Each pair is completely unique. There will never be another like it.
You will receive the actual pair of earrings pictured.
Each pair of earrings comes packaged in it's own little cotton drawstring bag.
All stud backings are high quality stainless steel and suitable for sensitive ears.
I use 'comfort backings' that have a plastic flange to sit comfortably and securely against the back of your ear lobe. Refer to the second image, not of this exact pair, but shows the backings used.
The nature of polymer clay makes even the biggest statement dangles lightweight and easy to wear.
Each pair of earrings is approx 3mm thick
Dangles are approx 60mm height
The backing card the earrings are on is a standard business card size which can give you some idea as to scale.
Polymer clay is a non-toxic PVC based medium. Once conditioned it is fired to cure. Fired correctly, Polymer Clay is lightweight, slightly flexible and incredibly strong.
These are what are called slab earrings.
I create a slab of clay where I effectively 'paint' a picture or design, layer colours and add textures before the individual pieces are cut from the slab. Pieces are cut from a number of different slabs that form part of the collection and then mixed together to create the final combinations.
Components are baked in an oven to be cured.
Individual pieces are then sanded to ensure nice smooth edges and then drilled before being assembled.
Although polymer clay is strong you will need to take care of them for them to last for years to come.
Store them in the cotton bag they are packaged in, or just make sure they aren't knocked around in a drawer or similar with all your other jewellery.
Polymer Clay is a porous material. Don't wear them swimming or where they are likely to get soaked. Keep your clay jewellery away from perfume or harsh chemicals.
You can clean your clay jewellery by wiping over with a damp cloth. Small marks may be able to be wiped clean with a small amount of rubbing alcohol, used sparingly, on a cotton tip.
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