Platelet Earrings

$75.00

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A pair of platelet earrings:   ebonized apple wood with grey Swarovski crystal pearls.

Just under 1” tall and practically weightless. Surgical steel posts with comfy rubber clutches.

Anticipate about 3 weeks for delivery as this piece is custom made for you. Please expect slight variations in the wood grain pattern and color. Griffith harvested this apple tree from his neighbor’s orchard in Cuartelez, New Mexico.

 

Griffith Evans creates jewelry from New Mexico trees decimated by drought. Climate change, in the form of rising temperatures and reduced snowpack, has provided the materials for his artistic practice. By repurposing dying trees, he celebrate their beauty while calling attention to their plight. After studying the furniture making techniques of bent lamination and steam bending, Griffith was able to scale down the processes for jewelry making. His work is inspired by early African jewelry and curvilinear wood furniture.

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