Myrtlewood Leaf Post Earrings
These earrings feature Myrtlewood leaves cast in sterling silver. The striking angularity of these leaves makes them perfect for earrings.
The Myrtlewood is a tree that goes by many names, but it thrives in only one area—the beautiful coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest. One of its names—the California bay—hints at just how much these leaves resemble culinary bay leaves. But fresh Myrtlewood leaves have a peppery aroma all their own and were often used by Native American tribes as medicine.
- Material: recycled sterling silver
- Finish: oxidized
- Length: 1” x 1/4
- Post backs
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.