Poetry may make us . . . a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
T. S. Eliot, Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1948
made of: silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: The enameled ovals measure just over 2 inches long and are 5/8 of an inch wide. Including the handmade sterling kidney wire, they are almost 3 inches long.
process: The enameling process for making these earrings is labor-intensive. It involves laying layers of finely-ground glass onto the copper forms and firing them multiple times at very high temperatures in a kiln. Lots of protective gear involved at every step. Then I painstakingly gather, cut and arrange tiny fragments of text and imagery from many different eras in history and fuse them into the enamel along with 24k gold to tell the stories we may have forgotten.