THE PROCESS

POLYMER CLAY DESIGN

Polymer clay is a type of hardenable modelling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like for mineral clay, a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like texture. Polymer clay is put into an oven to harden, hence its designation as clay.

All earrings are designed by myself. Every pair of earrings is unique as they are all hand-made by me. 

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SLOW FASHION

Wattles & Daisies earrings are all handmade in small batches in Amsterdam. No industriel mass-production here. From the colour mixing to the assembly of parts, everything is done by myself.

At Wattles & Daisies, we try our best to integrate sustainability practices into our business. 

 Although polymer clay is a plastic product, I hope that our earrings will stay a while in your collection and regifted/donate later.​

I have also taken a few steps to ensure that polymer clay is used in the most sustainable manner possible:​

  • No clay goes to waste during the earring making process and all clay scraps are saved to create new colours or beautiful marbled designs.

  • Wattles & Daisies sources metals and crafting supplies from Dutch suppliers where possible. Some of our local suppliers include Betaalbarekralen, kraken.nl, Dreambeads Online.

  • Our packaging is made of cardboard and paper, and can be reused and/or recycled.
     

It is important that Wattles & Daisies upholds sustainable business practices and I encourage consumers and creatives to contact us with any suggestions or recommendations for how our sustainable practices might be improved.