A pair of shiny mussel shell earrings, from original Rosita Bonita illustrations. These are cut from smooth leather, embossed by hand with shiny metallic foil, and hung on a length of belcher chain from shiny gold-plated hooks. Made by Ro in her Margate studio.
Fom the Siren collection; inspired by ancient obsessions with mythological fish-tailed beasts, and celebrating girlhood fairytale fantasies and 20th-century mermaid carnival exhibits and aqua shows.
Available in black or white leather.
Overall earring drop length is 8cm. Mussel measures 3cm high by 2cm across.
Rosita Bonita is the glamorous alter ego of (equally glamorous!) designer Rowenna Harrison. Ro began experimenting with screen-printing her designs onto leather back in 2010, marrying her life-long love of drawing with an experimental approach to materials.
Each piece of Rosita Bonita printed leather jewellery is lovingly handcrafted in Ro’s Margate studio, a stone’s throw from the Grotto. Original illustrations are screen-printed or foil-embossed onto fine leathers and carefully assembled into unique and collectable treasures. With these influences, and a pervading sense of dreamy fun, Rosita Bonita creates tactile printed leather statement jewellery, which is at once nostalgic and novel.