These dreamy sky blue clouds are paired with vintage metal airplanes I found in a junque shop the other day. They remind me of flying upcountry with my grandad and his war buddy in a little cesna pontoon plane. Seeing the world from above a a young kid was a true gift.
Each cloud is hand cut, filed and finished smooth. Then I connect the pieces with a little rainbow of waxed steel wire. The planes are then connected with a jump ring. A surgical stainless steel ear wire finishes the look.
The finished earrings are approximately 1.5" (36mm) wide and hang about 3" (72mm) from the ear. Each pair is made to order so please allow for some difference with your unique pair.
Each piece of metal comes to me having lived a previous life--in some cases multiple lives! It is not unusual for the material to sometimes have scuffs, scratches, faded portions, and general wear and tear. If a flawless finish is important to you, please zoom in to the pictures here to look for imperfections that might be distracting for you.
All adaptive reuse pieces come to you neatly displayed on an upcycled card and sustainably wrapped ready for gift-giving.
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