♥ picnics exclusive ♥ solstice threader earrings - gold
Little dangly suns ✨🌞
Made exclusively for Picnics and Poetry, the solstice earrings depict the rays of light that radiate from the sun 🌞 . These hang on 24k gold vermeil threaders, and are made with cultured freshwater pearls.
Gold vermeil is a high quality gold-finish that is composed of a thick layer of gold over solid sterling silver. The thickness of the gold portion is what really sets vermeil jewelry apart from simple gold plated pieces. The thickness of the gold portion must be at least 2.5 microns, which makes it longer lasting than other gold finishes, and is a great alternative to solid gold. With much wear, over time your piece will fade to a soft light gold.
*Threaders are 8cm long
Please note that every pair varies slightly as each pearl has its own unique shape :)
Made in Vancouver, BC by FRNGE founder Julie-Anne Kitchen.
Julie-Anne is Dakelh and Metis on her mother's side but wasn't able to engage with the culture while growing up, as her mother was adopted into a non-indigenous family. Most of Julie-Anne's work is beaded using traditional and contemporary styles, and she uses it both to connect with her roots as well as to try to bring something different to Indigenous fashion. She first learned how to bead from her Indigenous school counsellor in grade 3- and would spend countless lunch hours with her doing this. "I didn't realize it then but it was so special to have someone like her give me little pieces of her culture so I could reconnect with mine. The inspiration for FRNGE is earthy and celestial. I wanted the designs to serve as an ode to the magic in our natural world- the sun, the stars, all the specks of light in between."