Beach stones are stacked atop a Manzanita leaf that has been cast in sterling silver. The cast silver enhances the intricate veining of the leaves.
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.
Note that the stones may vary slightly from the ones you see here.
Materials: recycled sterling silver and beach stones
Total earring length: 2 1/4”
Leaf size: 3/4” x 1/2”
Ear wire backs