Vegetable Blossom Post Earrings

Add a piece of nature to you ensemble with these dried plant earrings.
created by

Margaret Dorfman

$45.00 $ 29.99

Margaret Dorfman created by

Margaret Dorfman

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Fruitful Earrings

Earthy, elegant and unique, these nature-made earrings add an eco-chic touch to your ensemble. Artist Maggy Ames creates her fresh-from-the-garden jewelry from parchment-thin pieces of dried vegetation selected for its unique color and texture. Delicate layers of dried and pressed fruits and vegetables are shaped together and complimented by peridot and garnet gemstones. Each earring is then finished with scrolling gold vermeil posts. Handmade in California.

See how Margaret is striving to be sustainable in the face of drought in California on the blog.

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Margaret Dorfman

created by

Margaret Dorfman

location

California

Margaret's work is made by hand from over 40 different varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables that are cured, dried, pressed and aged in a 10-14 day process. The translucent parchments that result capture and preserve the jewel-like colors and intricate structures that are characteristic of each fruit or vegetable. She calls this Vegetable Parchment, because the texture and translucency calls to mind the vellum parchments of medieval Europe.

Margaret realized at an early age that the best materials like acorns, bark, moss and feathers weren't found in stores. She still believes that the best materials are found in unexpected places, such as Chinatown for lotus root and bok choy, small Mexican mercados for chili peppers and papaya, Japanese markets and Korean groceries for green necked daikon. Though she now uses a produce supplier, she still visits these places with an eye out for the novel.

Everything is cut by hand with an old-fashioned mandolin slicer and a wickedly sharp assortment of knives. Her studio follows sustainable practices, using reclaimed water and recyclable packaging, and no toxic products are used. Leftovers are composted, recycled or donated to the local zoo.

Margaret earned degrees in Linguistics and Anthropology from U.C. Davis. She then went on to gain fluency in American Sign Language, and worked for many years as a sign language interpreter. For the last 13 years she has done this work full-time at her studio in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and son.

"It is deeply satisfying to work with these fruit and vegetables," says Margaret. "There seems to be alchemy involved as they transform from the familiar and commonplace and become objects of unexpected beauty. But I know it is not magic--and I am not really creating something new. I am only uncovering what was always there to see."

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Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
dried vegetables, gold fill, gold filled wire
Measurements
2" L x 1" W
Care
Store out of direct sunlight.
Item ID
24920

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VEGETABLE BLOSSOM POST EARRINGS
 
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5.0

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from naples, fl

About Me Comfort-Oriented

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Pros

  • Dazzles
  • Good Length

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about VEGETABLE BLOSSOM POST EARRINGS:

    I love these. They're so pretty

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    5.0

    Great earrings

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    from PA

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Stunning
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business
      • Casual
      • Everyday
      • Night Out

      Comments about VEGETABLE BLOSSOM POST EARRINGS:

      Beautiful earrings that everyone comments on, favorably, she they see them.
      I got the pink tones and the earrings are lovely. Enjoy them if you purchase.
      Speaking of which, I got them because I liked them, not for any occasion.

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