Olive Branch Earrings, Bronze or Sterling Silver Leaves
To "extend an olive branch" means an offer of peace or reconciliation. I've cast these beautiful branches in both bronze and sterling silver and soldered a sterling silver ear wire to each. The result is an organic, leafy branch form that can transition from casual to dressy with ease.
The branches were cast in solid nickel-free bronze and sterling silver using lost-wax casting. I start with a wax model, and then a plaster mold is made from the wax. Liquid metal is poured into the mold and heated in a kiln to create the final product, which is then tumbled, tumbled, and tumbled again, and polished to bring out the shine.
Earrings measure 2 3/8" long.