Prickly Pear Cactus Earrings by Heliotrope
Prickly Pear Cactus Earrings. Cast in small batches in the Heliotrope studio, by the artist. Ear hooks are solid sterling silver.
Available in solid sterling silver ($85) or solid brass ($65).
Earrings hang approximately 1".
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.