Wooden printed earrings.
I craft the wood slices from carefully selected branches, that I saw and sand by hand.
I draw and carve my images on gum or sheets of linoleum that I then use as stamps, to duplicate the pattern in small series.
Each piece is unique: the finish is random and may vary from one pring to another. The ink intensity, the centring of the pattern, the thickness and diameter of the wood slice…
The earrings come in a little box made with origami, with reused paper (I reuse the filler paper that I receive in parcels, hence the slightly crumpled look).
I try to follow an ethical and reasonable approach by upcycling pruning waste.
- The wood: from trimming, from my walks in the forest or from my friends and relatives’ garden, mainly in South-Western France.
- Printing inks: linseed oil based, certified without heavy metals.
- Attachments and hooks: Brass. Without cadmium, without nickel, without lead. Made in Europe.
- Water-based varnish.