Long time followers will be aware with my love affair and connection to North America. I'm lucky enough to be able to visit a couple of times a year and have found a handful of vintage supply business contacts while travelling. These beautiful Thunderbird pieces are sourced in USA, having been made there in the 1960s. With some drilling from me, they're now earrings ready for adventures.
Materials: 1960s American made Thunderbird components (silver: made from silver plated brass or gold: made from brass), recycled sterling silver handmade earring wires and joining components.
Size: approx 7.5cm from top of hook to bottom of Thunderbird piece. Please note the thunderbirds are not sterling silver, but the earring components are 100% recycled Australian sterling silver.
Please refer to the third and fourth photos for accurate colour representation of the pieces currently available. The silver pairs I’ve just received have a slightly darker patina in the grooves of the pattern than the pair in the first photo.
I've kept the original patina on these pieces. You may want to skip these if you want a perfect pair as these do show signs of their previous life. If you love vintage and pieces with a story, these are perfect for you.
Handmade in Betsy Blonde’s studio, amongst the trees in the Otways, Victoria.