..the vigilant messenger who carries a magic word through the air. As he goes by, he grasps the mystery of the clouds, the stars, the treetops, and the winds. He faithfully transmits the magic formula; however, it is mixed with the mysterious voices of the clouds, the stars, the treetops, and the winds.
-Hugo von Hofmannsthal
made of: silver, copper, 24k (stars), vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: The enameled discs measure 1.25 inches in diameter, so they are larger dangle earrings. From the top the earwire to the bottom of the enameled disc, these earrings measure 1.75 inches.
security: I’ve designed the earrings for security, including a small hook at the bottom that you can clip the ear wire into
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.