Cast Earrings by Heliotrope
These earrings are beautifully handmade from start to finish. Each design is either hand-carved or molded from real salvaged desert materials (like the horned lizard skulls, desert rat jawbones, and owl talons!), and then cast in silver, brass or white bronze. The detail is absolutely stunning! Made here in Tucson by Spring Winders of Heliotrope.
Earrings available in brass, and in either white bronze or silver, all with sterling silver hooks.
Spring Winders is the designer, metalsmith and entrepreneur behind Heliotrope. She founded Heliotrope in 2012 shortly after moving to Tucson, where she lives with her partner, poet and DJ Logan Phillips, and their twin daughters.
Spring is hugely inspired by the Sonoran desert. With its wild, survivalist creatures, its strange and beautiful plant life, stunning sunsets, and the incredible contrast between its vulnerability, and eternal strength, it provides both inspiration for her hand-carved casts, and material for the casts and earrings she creates using salvaged animal bones, insect wings, and owl talons.