Gramps was a carpenter, so probably had several, but I do recall a day where he snagged one from me on his way out to a job site. He wasn’t mad at me, but made it clear that this was one of his most important tools and it should stay in his toolbox. It wasn’t until years later when I heard “Measure twice, cut once.” that I thought of this moment again.
The length of ruler is drilled and riveted to a length of waxed steel wire and a surgical stainless steel ear wire finishes the look. The finished earrings are approximately .5" (14mm) wide and hang about 2.75" (58mm) from the ear.
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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