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Sprial (Anastatica, Rose of Jericho) Microcosm Earrings

Sprial (Anastatica, Rose of Jericho) Microcosm Earrings

$ 33.00

Spiral Out of Control!

I love spirals in all shapes and sizes and this is my favorite of our designs.  These spirals are derived from illustrations of the Anastatica plant, commonly called the Rose of Jericho.  The Rose of Jericho is a desert plants that hibernates during dry seasons by closing up into a tight ball and can remain this way for years.  When it is once again watered, the plant wakes up and uncurls - blooming in the dessert.  It real life, it's not the prettiest of plants, but when put into our hands and as part of our Microcosms collection, it unfurls into a beauty that no one knew it had.

This vibrant and highly detailed pattern is laser cut onto acrylic, hand-painted and topped off with a shiny resin top.  Because we chose to make these earrings with acrylic, not glass, they are incredibly lightweight and super easy to wear and nearly unbreakable.  You’ll forget you have them on.

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Details

Classification: Anastatica
Common Name: Rose of Jericho
Microcosm Name: Spiral

Size: Earrings are approximately 0.8inches square (20mm).  They hang 1.5 inches long  (37mm).

Materials: acrylic body, acrylic paint, sterling silver findings.

Care:  Microcosms are waterproof.  To clean use a soft cloth and mild soap as needed. Do not clean with alcohol.  (We can’t guarantee they are chlorine safe, so don’t wear in the pool, but salt water should be fine.)

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What is a Microcosm?
We call this line of vibrant jewelry Microcosms (small world)  -- part of an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic idea that the same patterns make up the world - from the largest scale (macrocosm - the universe) to the smallest scale (microcosm - microscopic and smaller).
With our Microcosms,the Lab Partners, seek to explore these patterns and bring them to the light, exposing the rich and diverse beauty found, but not necessarily always seen, all around us.
Each one Microcosm is a bit of a rorschach inkblot test - we know what creature or plant it is derived from, but we what to know; What do you see?

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