Visually: These earrings are dainty, pretty, and very feminine. Their size makes them popular for all personalities, and the color range makes it easy to complement a wide variety of clothing. They swing from their wires with the movement of the wearer and attract appreciative attention. As soon as viewers realize there are real flowers inside they take on a whole new meaning and greater value.
Practically: These earrings are very lightweight and the wearer is hardly aware of them. The resins are protective against wear and the ravages of ultra violet light on the flower petal colors. Easy to use with a telephone, these earrings swing out of the way and do not damage or hurt one’s ears or neck with any sharp points, nor do they become damaged with such use. The wires, being surgical steel, are hypoallergenic & safe for sensitive skin. Water and hairspray will not affect them. For better understanding of the practicality of these particular styles please read the F.A.Q section of our menu.
Real Flower Jewelry – pressed wildflower earrings are made from real, Hawaiian flowers.
Seasonally upon the volcano mountain slopes of the Big Island of Hawaii we carefully select, pick, and preserve perfect miniature flowers. Each separate flower is sorted by color, size, texture, and shape with meticulous skill and patience. Wearing face masks to prevent their breath from blowing away the materials, those who sort these flowers do not dare sneeze!
Piece by piece, our flowers are selected to create these beautiful designs. Their petal colors compliment or contrast suitable background colors. Because the flowers are all real, no two are exactly the same – yours is unique to you. A particular aspect of our work is that Peter Honeyman himself creates every piece of our pressed flower styles, the majority of which are from a combination of several flowers in different colors. This is in marked contrast to many other wonderful pressed flower items made elsewhere, but which, with respect, are almost always made with one flower plonked into its setting as if a botanical specimen, and not combined with other flowers as an art rendering. Ours, as far as we have been able to ascertain, are the only styles which have that added creative element – almost as in painting miniatures with wonderful colors, except that our colors are the actual flowers. They are truly distinctly different.
Our processes exclude all air inside our jewelry through the use of special jewelers’ resins. This ensures no oxidation whereby the flowers would otherwise risk turning brown. Our flowers do not lose or change their color, though with time they may develop a patina or antiqued look which many claim enhances the appearance and the value of our styles.
All Real Flower Jewelry is crafted to the highest quality standards by the inventor and primary artisan of RFJ himself, Peter J Honeyman. For more information about this product, and the processes we use, check out our answers to our frequently asked questions.