Alder Cone Earrings
These earrings feature small alder tree cones that have been cast in sterling silver and swing from a ring.
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 cones of the alder tree are dense and intricate, making them perfect for casting in silver.
Material: recycled sterling silver
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.