Bronze & Herkimer Diamond Valley Oak Earrings
The Mud Season series returns another year with this pair of valley oak earrings. This is a case where photographs don't really do them much justice.
The Mud Season series always consists of warm recycledbronze and icy natural Herkimer Diamonds, a type of high grade quartz from upstate New York. This pair comes on hypoallergenic sterling silver earwires. The coin shown for scale is the exact size of a US quarter.
Mud Season is one of the distinctive in-between seasons familiar to everyone who has lived in a northerly or temperate climate. Despite the dreary name, Mud Season is a magical and capricious time of year, when the vernal pools thaw and wonderful creatures like spotted salamanders may be seen weaving around last years' brown leaves, with a skim of diamondlike ice along the edges of the water. Spring ephemeral flowers, spring peepers, migratory birds, garter snakes, skunk cabbage, and vernal pool creatures are the first harbingers of spring, and Mud Season is a highly anticipated time of year for the nature-inclined among us.