Linda McFarlane: Large Pearl Drop Earrings


Linda McFarlane

Large pearl drop earrings

1 in stock


Linda McFarlane’s large pearl drop earrings are a classic. Not only that, but lovely dark slate coloured pearls, they are classy and stylish. Understated yet statement. These earrings are great worn everyday, or dressed up for special occasions. They reflect the light beautifully and shine hues of purple, pink and blue. The earrings are very easy to look after, just wipe with a damp cloth when necessary. They are also extremely lightweight, making them a very comfortable option.

Linda McFarlane has been working as a jeweller for some 15 years. She began as a logical extension of her original training and lifelong interest in fashion-design and textile arts. She takes a restrained approach and likes to explore the possibilities presented by the use of simple materials and forms. Nevertheless, she enjoys making the most of varied textures, colours, and reflective qualities.

‘I like my work to be individual and affordable and distinct from that found on the high street. I enjoy experimenting with such materials as stainless steel, rubber, Perspex, glass, with bold forms to create surprising yet harmonious wearable sculpture.’

Linda places particular emphasis on combinations of opposites in her work. She likes to play with generic contrasts such as light and dark, rough and smooth, shiny and dull. She has made a special range of environmental jewellery for GroundWork gallery using natural materials such as stone, shell, lava and leather. Linda often experiments with new combinations of materials and designs. As well as in textiles, Linda’s background is in teaching and she lives and works in Norwich.

About the materials

Black Freshwater pearls are colour treated, usually dyed and cultivated in China

Fun Fact: Polynesian lore describes the god Ono coming down from the heavens on a rainbow to gift his beloved princess the first black pearls. The pearls were imbued with the colours of his magical rainbow.

Naomi Langford