Elegant feather ear studs, handmade from anodised aluminium by John Moore.
Inspired by the engineered beauty of a bird's feather, these colourful ear studs from Moore's 'Flight' collection are handmade from hand-dyed, anodised aluminium with stainless steel fittings. The aluminium is textured with a delicate lined pattern that beautifully catches the light across it's curved surface. They are extremely lightweight, comfortable to wear and will add a cheerful splash of colour to a casual outfit or evening wear.
Please note that due to the vagaries of the dyeing process, patterns will vary and shades may differ slightly from those shown in the photographs.
The process of anodising aluminium is unique in creating a transparent oxide that not only absorbs pigment but is hard and scratch resistant making it very durable. It is also strong and lightweight making it the perfect material for earrings because it doesn't pull on the lobes. Unlike paint applied on top of a material, with dyed, anodised aluminium the special dyes actually soak permanently into the surface of the metal, rather like a tattoo on skin.