These earrings are inspired by the eastern white spruce, sometimes called the Canadian Spruce, a hardy tree that withstands cold climates and is the provincial tree of Manitoba, Canada and the state tree of South Dakota, U.S. Whether you love the tree for its hardiness or purely for its aesthetics, the shape of the spruce handcut out of sterling silver with a brushed finish will make these earrings a favourite piece to wear.
Earrings are approximately 1 1/2" in length.
The Artist/Designer: Miranda Britton is an artist and jeweller with a BFA in visual art from Simon Fraser University (British Columbia), and training in jewellery making from the Haliburton School of the Arts in Ontario. Miranda’s lifelong fascination with personal adornment and her artistic talent has inspired her to develop a distinctive aesthetic, creating thoughtful and intimate works of art for the body that are inspired by the objects and shapes that she encounters in her daily life. She works primarily with precious metals, however, she sees beauty in even the simplest things. “I find the stories told by a discarded photograph, an old piano key or a hand-picked beach stone just as precious as any gemstone and I often incorporate these objects into my jewellery”.