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forget me not upcycled earrings

by Susan Harbourt
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Sights of Memory

These unforgettable earrings and their matching necklace features a sweet cluster of forget-me-not blossoms, a flower that has been worn for centuries as a symbol of enduring love and remembrance. This particular cluster is handcrafted by jewelry artist Susan Harbourt, and was the winner of UncommonGoods' Upcycling Design Challenge.

One night, while Susan was helping her husband update the original electrical system in their Edwardian-era house, she noticed the lovely aged copper wire they removed from the walls. Entranced by the beauty of this metal, she picked up a few scraps decided to incorporate them into lovely pieces of jewelry.

The reclaimed copper's aged patina gives her blooms an ombre shading, from dark to light. Her cut blossoms dangle from shining, sterling silver ear wires. Made in Illinois.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23817
Made from
copper, sterling silver
Measurements
1.5" L
Notes
Care recommendation: avoid water and moisture while wearing your earrings. Cleaning: use a soft toothbrush and mild soap. Rinse well with water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Be sure the earrings are completely dry before storing.
  • the maker
Susan Harbourt

Susan Harbourt

Susan Harbourt, is an engineer by training, an artist by accident, and a self taught metalsmith by choice.

One fateful night, she was helping her husband update the original electrical system installed during the 1930′s as a part of the Rural Electrification Act in their Edwardian era house. Scattered all over the floor were piles of lovely aged copper wire that they had just removed from the walls of the old house. Entranced by the beauty of the surrounding copper, she picked up a few scraps and wove them into a bracelet. A spark was ignited and a passion was born in that very moment.

Now Susan loves to experiment with a variety of metals and materials to see where her hammer takes her. There is an unequaled satisfaction in feeling the magic of making metal transform from something you would dismiss as a scrap to an amazing work of art. She primarily works in recycled sterling silver and reclaimed copper making an array of rings, necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, and sentimental gifts and is in heaven when at her bench with all tools in action; saw, torch, hammers, anvil, and the list goes on…

Susan loves finding inspiration from the world around her. It not only shows through in all of her designs but also in the way she tries to run operate her business. Most of her work features reclaimed products and her studio is full of vintage tools and furniture. She is constantly striving to find more eco friendly ways to operate her business as well.

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FORGET ME NOT UPCYCLED EARRINGS
 
5.0

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5.0

really cute

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from naples, fl

About Me Comfort-Oriented

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Pros

  • Dazzles
  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about FORGET ME NOT UPCYCLED EARRINGS:

    Very pretty, goes well with necklace

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife

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    5.0

    Darling Earrings

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    from Great Falls, MT

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dazzles
    • Fun
    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Hang Properly
    • Meaningfull Rembrance
    • Stunning
    • Unique

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Business
    • Casual
    • Everyday
    • Night Out

    Comments about FORGET ME NOT UPCYCLED EARRINGS:

    I chose these particular earrings because of the writing about forget me nots that was written with them. The friend that gave me the gift certificate was an old boyfriend that found me after almost 30 years of not seeing each other.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

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    from Northbrook, Illinois

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual
      • Everyday

      Comments about FORGET ME NOT UPCYCLED EARRINGS:

      I put these in most days.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Quick delivery. All in good shape. Fun, unique packaging.

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      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
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      • Other

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