The round leaves of Manzanita trees are spellbinding—gorgeous and tactile, sturdy but delicate. And yet, the leaves are usually the least admired aspect of these strange trees. The Manzanita’s bell-shaped flowers and berries are edible and sweet; its reddish, peeling bark is singularly striking; its twisted branches are so unique that florists commonly incorporate them into centerpieces. But on my California road trip up the coast last year, it was this little round, veiny leaf of the Manzanita that stole my attention.
With these earrings, I wanted to let the leaves do all the talking. I cast the Manzanita leaves in sterling silver and hung them from 2” wires. (Altogether, the earrings are 3” in length.) These earrings are lightweight and quite comfortable. They are available in bright or oxidized silver.
Material: recycled sterling silver
Finish: oxidized or bright
Earring length: 3 inches
Leaf size: 1 inch x 1 inch
Ear wire backs