These recycled leather feather earrings are approximately 4.5 inches in length, including the silver hoops, with Philippine bayong wood and brass chain. There are two layers of leather – the olive in the background is beautiful now, but came from a super hideous pair of “mom pants” donated to me by a local consignment shop. The brown leather in the front is from a luxurious scrap given to me by a someone who worked for a major upscale design label. Samples were sent to them regularly and if not used, eventually discarded. I have carried this scrap around with me for decades! These earrings are “statement-sized” but extremely lightweight.
They come standard with 1″ Argentium silver hoops (Argentium has a bit more silver content than sterling, and so tarnishes less). I also offer a 14k gold-filled option for those with silver sensitivities. I use a very simple hoop design derived from a pair of “primitive” earrings I was once gifted – it clasps easily and securely through both standard and stretched piercings.
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