Hag Stone inspired earrings carved from Surfite and finished with fine silver inners (this has been flash plated with palladium to help reduce tarnishing - only on inners not the wires) Earrings are 5cm in length from top of curve.
Inspired by naturally occuring rocks with a hole right througnatural, often called "hag stones". They were often used as good luck charms and to protect against evil spirits. The striped Surfite used is formed during the 'glassing' of custom surfboards. As resin is poured over the boards it runs off and forms striped layers on the floor trays. It can take several years to form a thick enough piece to carve.
As with all precious metal jewellery, please avoid wearing it in water or spraying perfumes, and sunscreen onto it as they will tarnish quickly. You can clean the piece with soapy water and a soft brush if needed but dry immediately after. A soft polishing cloth can also be used on both the Surfite and metal. Keep you piece safely in its box to help reduce tarnishing and scratching the resin when it is not being worn.
Bubbles and inclusions are all natural parts of Surfite. I work with two different types. 'Traditional' which is the striped layers and builds up over time in the drip trays as boards are glassed. Whilst the swirled resin is waste leftover from board repairs which has the remaining resin swirled together to create the coloured patterns.
Please note the two prices -
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