Verde Mountain - Book Matched Spalted Maple Earrings
Wood used to make this piece came from a Vermont maple that has spalted. Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress. Although spalting can cause weight loss and strength loss in the wood, the unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood. Book matching is a technique where a piece of figured wood is cut in half and two halves opened like a book. This creates a mirrored pattern like that of butterfly wings.
These are a dangle style with stainless steel wires that are 100% nickle free.