of fate and saudade

of fate and saudade


noun: saudade; plural noun: saudades

a nostalgic longing to be near again to something or someone that is distant, or that has been loved and then lost; "the love that remains"


made of: silver, 24k, copper, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: Without the ear wires, the earrings measure 1 and 5/16ths of an inch long and 5/8ths 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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