Black Willow Earrings in Sterling Silver
These black willow tree catkin earrings are handmade from fine silver (1" x 1/4") and hang from hand forged sterling silver ear wires for a total length of about 1 5/8" from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of earring. Lightly oxidized to bring out the catkin's texture.
The flowering black willow tree is a beautiful thing to see. It's yellow catkins when fully bloomed cover the branches of the tree giving it a yellow glow. These earrings are made from the unbloomed catkins that I found while walking the lake near our home in the spring. Not yet bloomed, but full of the mysteries of this tree's life and beauty.
In my native culture, the willow represents inner wisdom, stability, strength of age and experience.