I wanted to share a quick note to show you the progress of the Martha Washington's garnet earrings! I wrote a post a month or so ago when I shared the visit to measure and hold the originals. You can read about that - here.
The samples arrived early last week from my design instructions - and WOW! They turned out beautifully. They will be in the shop in the coming weeks, just in time for the holidays. For those who want to make a pre-order, just contact me through Etsy and I will open a listing before they arrive.
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Original Rosette Forget Me Not Earrings with both pendants. The teardrop on the right was converted into a screw back earring at some point in its history. Screw backs were introduced in the very late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Holding the original
Holding the reproduction
Option to wear just the rosette for day wear or everyday as Martha did!
I will eventually make the teardrop into a pendant - right now it is a separate earring with an earwire on the back. Available in the shop!