These recycled silver folk stud earrings are delicate and flattering but due to their position on the ear have a touch of attitude too. The silver studs are a direct response to the time I spent with Helenka, a 16-year old Moravian woman dressing for her first folk dance. It took two hours to assemble the many layers of undergarments and skirts. One of the final pieces was a waistcoat with three red rosettes on the back – the inspiration for these earrings. I admired Helenka’s grace and good humour even as she was put into all sorts of awkward positions to sew and tie her into the starched layers. She started the process sitting in her bra and tights texting on her phone. She finished a ‘starka’, filled with the solemn pride, toughness (the dress is heavy), and excitement of all the young village women who had come before her. I later watched as the dancers stopped outside her front door and her partner sang an invitation to join him. It was magical.
Made from 100% recycled silver, these studs are perfect for the folk-loving, eco conscious woman in your life. They come wrapped in a hand-sewn deadstock fabric pouch inside an earring box made from recycled cardboard.