I’m excited to introduce to you a new product and tell you a little bit about them! These super cute earrings come in two sizes; a bold 28mm and more delicate 19mm. There are lots of colours to choose from and they are made from upcycled fabric swatches.
I hand make each button by upcycling silk-cotton fabric swatches. The fabric begins life as fabric swatches used to exhibit my surface pattern designs at international trade shows like Printsource in New York or Premier Vision in Paris. The silk-cotton is printed in the U.K. by a company called The Centre for Advanced Textiles. They always produce such lovely rich and vibrant prints. So you can be proud to wear a British made design as well as helping reduce waste through upcycling!
I take care with how each little circular frame works to capture an interesting part of the design. Every pair of earrings is different due to the handmade process. After the fabric has been cut, I use upcycled cotton (from digital print lead-ins) to line the earring and then make it up using a lovely light aluminium button back.
I have been taking these funky, statement stud earrings to craft fairs like Crafty Fox recently and getting great feedback. Customers have said how light and easy to wear they are. The posts and fixings are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel and have classic butterfly scroll backs. My own ears can be pretty sensitive to different metals, so it was important to me to make something that works for people with sensitive ears.
Both sizes of stud earrings come packaged in 100% recycled card, with card inserts, to help keep them eco friendly! I’m in the process of moving all my postal packaging to environmentally sound options, but am running down older stocks first. Each design on the label is hand drawn, so not only to you get a one of a kind earring, but the packaging is unique too.
Each design has a little story behind it explaining what inspired the drawings; you can check them all out in the shop. This one is called ‘Waves’ and is inspired by watching ocean waves. It is currently my best seller. Which design is your favourite? I’d love to hear in the comments below!