Alder Cone and Twig Earrings

April Ottey

Alder Cone and Twig Earrings

You can think of an alder tree as a pioneer—it can grow where other trees can’t. Wherever it grows, it improves the fertility of the soil so that other plants and trees can follow. It’s a trailblazer tree. 


The pine cones of the alder tree are dense and intricate, making them perfect for casting in silver. The pine cones hang from cast twigs, which I think makes these earrings particularly eye-catching. 


These earrings are comfortable enough for everyday wear, or you can save them for whenever you need a gentle reminder to keep blazing your own trail. 


This item pairs nicely with the Three Alder Cone Necklace.



Material: recycled sterling silver

Length: 1.5 inches

Finish: oxidized silver 

Earring Type: Dangle/drop

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April Ottey is a Port Townsend, WA based jewelry artist whose work explores the transformative power of nature. She focuses on the intricate details of the natural world—the architecture, texture, and shape of natural artifacts—in order to draw attention to the beauty surrounding us that we too often overlook.