Osage Orange Oval Earrings Hand-wrapped in 14k Goldfilled Wire

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Osage Orange Oval Earrings Hand-wrapped in 14k Goldfilled Wire

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The heart of these earrings are cross-cut ovals of osage orange wood. They are cut on an angle against the grain and the edges are also angled, providing a lot of dimension. After sanding by hand and rubbing several coats of beeswax on the wood, I hand-wrapped each oval in 14k goldfilled wire that is securely held to the wood pieces at the top. The wire is wrapped at an angle opposite to the wood grain, again to add interest and highlight the grain.

To complete the earrings, I made simple 14k gold-filled French wires. The earrings are just a bit over 2" from the top of the earwire and each oval is 5/8" wide. Although they have substance to them, the earrings are quite lightweight.

These handmade earrings will come packaged in a recycled paper jewelry box and padded mailer. First Class postage includes tracking, which I notify you of promptly after shipping. Please see my Policies page for further information.

Thanks for visiting my virtual studio! I have a variety of wood types available, so drop me a note using the "contact this seller" button if you have an idea for a custom piece.

Materials Used

Osage orange, 14k gold-filled wire for wrap, handmade 14k gf earwires

More Info

This osage orange wood was recovered in 2009 from a tree that had died on a farm in Oklahoma. The wood is now finding a new home in handturned wooden vases and my jewelry. The grain and shades of gold in osage orange are unlike any other wood.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Osage orange wood

Color: Gold

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Canada
First Item: $7.00
Additional Items: $1.00

United States
First Item: $3.50
Additional Items: $0.50

Policies

PAYMENT

The accepted method of payment is PayPal (Amazon Payments was discontinued by ArtFire in 2015). You do not have to set up a PayPal account to be able to make secure payment through their site, and I will not see your credit card number. Please make payment within 24 hours of making purchase, as otherwise I assume you are foregoing the purchase and will re-post the item(s).

No personal checks are accepted; money orders will be allowed by previous email arrangement. Please make contact with me ahead of time if you request to pay by money order.

NOTE: Residents of Georgia will see sales tax added upon checkout, as I am required by law to collect and remit tax to the state.

SHIPPING

Orders will be shipped in 2-5 business days of payment to your PayPal address unless the listing notes extra time for fabrication (make to order). Send an email immediately after making payment if an alternate address should be used, or add to Notes to Seller. Items shipped within the United States will be wrapped and shipped by USPS First Class with tracking, which number I will provide to you on shipping. Canada packages will be sent First Class Mail International with appropriate customs form. For purchases specially arranged by money order, your item will ship after full payment has been received. If you are outside the U.S. and Canada, please contact me to discuss shipping options and pricing.

RETURN AND EXCHANGE POLICY

I want you to be happy with your handmade jewelry and will work with you on any concerns you may have after purchase. Because great care is taken to describe and picture an item accurately, please choose carefully. Unworn items may be exchanged or returned for partial refund. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping a return item with delivery tracking--which cost will be refunded if an item is defective. The refund amount will be reduced by original shipping costs and a 15% handling fee. Returns or exchanges must be initiated within 7 days of receiving your item, and I must receive by mail with tracking within 14 days--in original unworn condition and secure packaging.

***BOOKS ARE NON-RETURNABLE***

CUSTOM ORDERS

For custom pieces, a minimum 50% payment will be collected in advance after agreeing to the final design and materials. Custom-made items are not returnable or refundable. Of course, I will work with you on any concerns about craftsmanship or sizing.

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