Angel Ivy Opals - Silver & Fire Opal earrings Abney Park Collection 2020
There are fewer more peaceful or atmospheric places in London than Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington. The overgrown woodland, a resting place of thousands of "dissenters" from Victorian times.
With my love of all things beautiful in decay, as well as lichens and mosses and "palimpsest" (the past bleeding through into the present) this is one of my favourite places for a walk of discovery into the lives of those at rest here. I enjoy taking photos as I discover angels and statues, celtic crosses, carved lions and passion-flowers, lilies and clasped hands, all waiting for the first signs of resurrection. It's only the ivy over their graves that is holding them down.
This pair of silver and fire opal earrings were inspired by the woodland canopy and fern-green-carpet. I have imprinted my own fern leaves on the rectangular studs. The fire opal beads are a warm chestnut coloured stone with occasional flashes of orange and white. They are asymmetrically faceted in shape.
These earrings were made for your afternoon walk in the cool of the woods.
Total drop: 30mm
Materials: Sterling silver and faceted fire opal beads.
Supplied with two sterling silver butterflies.
Your earrings will be gift boxed, ready to give. Postage and packing are included in the price and I will post these to you Royal Mail, First Class Recorded Delivery. Thank you