Educated at UC Berkeley with a BA in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Visual Studies, Mercedes Shaffer deftly integrates her design and art skills into this nature-inspired line of jewelry. Designs are cast in bronze, hand finished, and made in the USA.
Her talents are not limited to just one facet of creativity. She is an international artist creating original paintings, the result of influences observed and photographed on her travels. Her art is an expression of her love for nature and an immersion in the mythical, metaphorical and symbolic meaning of trees.
The ear wires for the Antique Silver and Gunmetal finishes are sterling silver. While the actual jewelry is bronze, it is then plated with either silver, gold or gunmetal. All are lead-free.
The heart shape earring with branch interior is gunmetal. Length measured from the center of the ear wire curve is 1.5". The earring design itself is 14/16" long and 13/16" wide.
Ships for $5 ($21.50 to Canada, difference charged at time of shipping). In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit applied after checkout once package is prepared.