Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the world may come into being.
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
made of: silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: The enameled drops measure just over 1.5 inches long and are 1/2 of an inch wide. The entire earring, including ear wire, is almost 2.5 inches long. The handmade ear wire can be fastened securely.
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. Then I painstakingly gather, cut and arrange tiny fragments of 24k gold, text and imagery from many different eras in history and fuse them into the enamel to tell the stories we may have forgotten.