Bio-Resin and Rimu Toki Earrings
Bio-Resin is batch coloured. Please let me know what colours you prefer when you place your order 🙂
A very powerful symbol of strength, courage and leadership, the toki (triangle) is symbolic of the axe to the Maori People of New Zealand. The axe was traditionally used to fight, to show status and to present power, but now is given as a symbol of strength in the face of adversity and bravery.
These beautiful triangle earrings are created from Recycled Rimu wood (native New Zealand timber) embedded in coloured bio-resin. They are a short, delicate acute triangle shape which measures approximately 2 inches (5cm) long and approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) at it’s widest (the base). The earrings are finished with recycled silver handmade bails and handmade sterling silver earhooks,
There are a number of colour options, so please add a note to your order and let me know your preferred colour/s. The colour is translucent which allows the light to pass through creating a jewel-like effect!
**NOTE** as these earrings are made to order each one will be slightly different in terms of the wood size and shape, grain and texture. All efforts will be made to create a pendant as close to that pictured as possible, but it is important that you understand that there will be some differences. In addition, the process of making these pendants results in some bubbles being present in the resin. This is normal and helps to make each piece individual and tell it’s own story.
The wood used in this jewellery is a by-product of my other product manufacturing and is sourced from homes demolished following the 2010-2011 Christchurch Earthquakes. New Zealand Rimu is a beautiful red and honey coloured wood, long prized as the superior building material in this part of the world.
The Rimu chips are embedded into Super-Sap bio-resin; an eco-friendly material with a certified 18% Bio-based content. This bio-resin is produced to help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Super Sap state that “by employing green chemistry techniques that require less energy and produce less harmful byproducts, we reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from production of our resins by 50% over conventional petroleum based epoxies. We replace petroleum based carbon with renewable plant-based carbon. The raw materials going into our resins are co-products or waste products of other industrially important processes. These materials do not compete with food sources or displace food-based agriculture. Using an international standard method of radio carbon dating, we verify the renewable content of the resins so you know exactly where they come from.”
You know that these earrings are produced with eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable materials and processes making it an ideal choice for any one keen to be actively environmentally conscious.