Blending elements natural and manmade, roughhewn and regal, Deborah Bushinski creates wearable compositions that celebrate the great outdoors in all its sumptuousness. To make these one-of-a-kind earrings, she gathers the dappled light and dark bark of fallen birch trees. Then, using the ancient Italian art of gilding, she applies delicate sheets of 23k gold leaf, fusing the thin layers of gleaming metal into place. To finish, she suspends each organic statement piece from 14k gold-filled earring wires. Handmade in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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