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The Sturts Desert Pea is a beautiful Australian plant known for its vivid red leaf-like flowers that hold ancient Indigenous dreaming stories. While they are usually found in central and north-western Australia, you can wear these floral hoop earrings anywhere and anytime.
Made from red mirror and glossy black acrylic these dazzling flowers are sure to attract a sweet little visitor… Oh hang on, there they are!!! Choose either the beautiful golden Queen Bee or the stunning Australian native metallic Blue Banded Bee to land on your earlobes.
Story behind the design
The Sturt’s Desert pea is a well-known Australian native flower that is the state floral emblem for South Australia. Although much admired these plants are notoriously hard to grow outside their natural desert environment.
The Pea was named after the explorer Charles Sturt for his exploration of inland Australia. Aboriginal folk lore explains the origin of the Sturt Pea in the following way:
A young and beautiful native maiden was promised in the Dreamtime to a warrior, who made her a cloak of red parrot feathers. From a distance, she would follow her lover in the tribal wars, faithfully roaming the trackless wastes to be near him. Drought years brought famine to the tribe, and the young warrior was one who went far afield in search of food. During his absence the maiden kept lonely vigil, refusing to leave the place of farewell after the tribe had moved on. Their last view of her was a vivid red cloak surrounding her black head as she knelt in hopeful prayer. Neither she, nor her lover, was seen again. When the rains came and replenished the parched earth the tribe returned. Of the girl there was no sign - but a lovely red-and-black flower blossomed where she had last been seen.
These handmade earrings are made from laser cut acrylic and are available with stainless steel hoops or with a locally sourced sterling silver hoops making them the perfect jewellery for sensitive ears.
Sturts Desert Pea Hoops earrings measure:
2.6 cm/1 inch wide
5.8 cm/2.2 inch high
Scroll through the product images to see what they look like and how they fit on my (I'd say standard size) earlobes.
This product is produced from an original design and is hand assembled, painted and finished. As a result, there may be slight variations from piece to piece, making each pair as special as their owner.
Products are wrapped in tissue paper and packaged in a DayNightDusk post box. If you are buying this product as a gift, a greeting card can be added to the order at check out.