Visually: A subtle understatement, epitomizing the size and delicacy of these tiny flowers, and highly popular over a wide range of wearers. There once was a time, long, long ago, when only ladies wore earrings and those only in their ears, one on each ear. It was then that this diminutive style of ours was almost exclusively the domain of little girls who, bedecked in their “Sunday Best” delighted in their tiny flowers. Today however, these earrings are worn by all ages and all, yes all, not only both, genders, not only in their ears and not only one pair at a time, but in sets of varying sizes, when wearing a pair of jeans or dressed for the ball. They have become the most popular and all encompassing of our earrings bar none. They may be small, but they are “big” for gifts and complement virtually every other style we have in our pressed flower range, including other and additional earrings.
Practically: These little earrings are durable, weightless and highly practical to wear. The jeweler’s resin protects against impact and also against ultraviolet light damage to flower colors. The posts are hypo-allergenic and thus will not adversely affect those with sensitive skin. Water and hairspray will not harm them.
Real Flower Jewelry – pressed wild flower pendant is 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.