Australian Silver Wattle wooden stud earrings.
Made in Australia from our original hand painted design, these earrings are printed with eco-friendly inks onto light weight, sustainably grown hoop pine and paired with stainless steel posts, perfect for sensitive ears!
Acacia dealbata, the silver or blue wattle is a hardy, fast-growing evergreen shrub or medium tree widespread in the open woodlands, dry sclerophyll and wet forests of eastern NSW, the ACT, Victoria and Tasmania. It grows on the high plateaus, slopes, deep gullies, river banks and swamp margins in full sun or dappled shade and tolerates strong winds, drought, frost and snow. Has beautiful, fine bluish-green to silver-grey fern-like foliage and produces masses of small, rounded, fluffy, bright yellow, sweetly scented flowers in Winter and Spring.
The Silver Wattle provides an excellent habitat and valuable food source for gliders, possums, birds, insects, caterpillars, butterflies and bees. After flowering it produces narrow, flat, twisted seed pods containing small, long-lasting seeds that germinate readily after fires. The seeds were traditionally used to make flour, the bark for rope and string, the gum to make a sweet drink, waterproofing, glue and medicinal ointment and the wood for axe handles and boomerangs.
The flowers and tip shoots are popular with florists and known in the trade as mimosa. It has been widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many warm temperate regions of the world and is now classified as an invasive weed in some countries. Seen as a symbol of resilience, inner strength, hope, renewal, new beginnings and moving forward in life.
Care instructions: do not wear swimming or bathing.
P.S ~ All our packaging is plastic free!