honey

honey

175.00

Let the sun fall in your cupped hand.
Today, be only this:
the thing that holds the light.
Shawnacy Kiker

Humans have been enjoying honey for at least 40,000 years and its healing properties are well known. These earrings are a celebration of this history, showcasing an illustration that is several hundreds of years old in the trapezoid copper panels.

made of: silver, 24k, copper, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: Without the ear wires, the earrings measure 1 and 1/8th of an inch long and 3/4ths of an inch wide. The handmade ear wire is about an inch long and 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. 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 to tell the stories we may have forgotten.

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