Midnight Maine Danglers - Starry Mica Statement Earrings
ABOUT THE ART: Stunning slices of sparkly black mica glisten, suspended within a sterling frame of silver stars. I happened upon this pair of biotite whilst exploring in our back woods last month. And I was immediately transported to midnight in Maine…
These earrings are nothing like I’ve ever created before: delicate, edgy & glam. They were a delightful challenge to build & seeing them come to fruition has been this month’s greatest joy!
As some of you may know, I have Bipolar disorder. I am so grateful to have found equilibrium through a regimen of therapy, medication, transparency with loved ones & an active lifestyle. However, I still experience cycles of mania & depression, albeit in much milder forms. Recently, I’ve been hypomanic & have found it difficult to sleep. While I do have medication specifically to help me sleep, I prefer to only take it if the insomnia really escalates.
Recently, what’s helped stir slumber has been to stand outside beneath the sky at midnight. Nature medicine first. I’ll go out on our deck, or simply step into our bathroom to stare up at our skylight. It’s so soothing, admiring the thousands of twinkling stars illuminating the night. And with clear skies, you can even see the Milky Way splashed across the horizon. It 9/10 times bestows sleep upon my wired mind.
These earrings are inspired by that sight. Makes me tear up just thinking about it- the gift nature has been in my mental health. And how lucky I am to get to transform it’s inspiration into jewelry- and for the first time, with magnificent mica from our very own land!
.925 Sterling Silver
Maine Mica Slices, foraged upon our own land
Lightweight sterling framed prong settings
Hand cut and textured stars with stardust
Stud Earring closure with ear nut
Dangle 1 inch from ear, may very slightly depending on ear length.
Handmade in Maine in my home studio
*** PLEASE TAKE NOTE that mica is inherently fragile. I have crafted sturdy framed settings to specifically protect & preserve each slice. However, these earrings should be treated with a bit more care than your average pair to ensure longevity. They're built to be fancy, special occasion earrings!***
A NOTE ON WEAR: I have chosen high quality materials to create a piece of artful jewelry that will last a lifetime. Although crafted with the adventurous spirit in mind, please take care while wearing my pieces as natural stones can be delicate. To prolong the life of your piece, I suggest you remove it while swimming, hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, skydiving or whatever other crazy and rigorous adventure you find yourself on!
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