£16.00 – £18.00
Spitfire Earrings hand painted on laser cut wood to represent the Supermarine Spitfire designed by Reginald Joseph Mitchell from Stoke-on-Trent. The most famous plane in the world.
Yes, these are the cutest little earrings you ever did see!
I drew these spitfire earrings digitally initially then had them laser cut on high quality wood. I have then hand painted them to represent the gorgeous colours and patterns of the world famous Supermarine Spitfire.
The wooden earrings are hand painted each side, they are then coated in a layer of resin to protect them and to create the shine.
They are a gorgeous army green in colour with a dark grey pattern and black, yellow, white and silver details plus of course the signature targets.
As each spitfire is super, duper tiny, the size of the paint brush I used to paint each one is even smaller. I will therefore try to make each one as similar as possible but there may be some slight imperfections that doesn’t affect their wearability.
You can as always, choose your findings for each piece from different colours to hypoallergenic surgical steel to sterling silver.
The Supermarine Spitfire is an aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force before, during and after WW2.
Innovative for its unique wings and its ability to perform at high speed (250mph), the Supermarine Spitfire is extremely popular with enthusiasts around the world.
So what do they have to do with Stoke-on-Trent?
Well, the man behind the innovative design was from Staffordshire! Reginald Joseph Mitchell was born in Butt Lane in Kidsgrove and went to Hanley High School.
Having a gift in mathematics and engineering, he joined the Supermarine Aviation Works in 1917 and within 3 years, he became the Chief Engineer.
In 1931 the Air Ministry asked for a new fighter aircraft and R.J. Mitchell’s Type 300 design was sent in. This then became to be known as the spitfire.
The photographs of the earrings were taken at the Spitfire Gallery at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent,
Sizes & Additional Details
This piece is approximately 3.5cm x 3.5cm
The dangle length to the top of the piece is approximately 1.5cm
Acrylic Paint, Wood, Resin, 925 Sterling Silver, Surgical Steel
Gold, Black or Silver Plated
Hypoallergenic Surgical Steel
925 sterling silver
Primary Colour: Cream, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow
Second Colours: Black
When you order a pair of Wear It Quirky earrings, they come attached to a printed jewellery card that you can hold onto for storing your earrings safely and securely.
Each package comes complete with information on how-to care for your earrings and a little bit more information about how and where they’re made.
With your first order, you will also receive a loyalty card for you to keep adding to with each purchase you make. Then, when you have your loyalty card filled, you will receive a special earring surprise worth up to £25.
These earrings would be an ideal treat for you, but can be sent as a gift too. If you’re purchasing the item as a gift, let me know at the checkout and if you wish, I can write a message directly for your recipient.
Pieces which are back ordered may take up to ten working days to make and dispatch. Any item in stock will be sent between 3-5 working days. If you wish to have a closer approximation for the dispatch times, please do get in touch.
I try to make sure that the packaging used is either recyclable or re-usable. So when you do receive your package, if you could recycle as much as you can; that would be great.