On the edge of things

On the edge of things

149.00

We are not sea people by way of being great mariners, but more of a coastal people, content on the edge of things…There is more bounty, more possibility for us in a vista that moves, rolls, surges, twists, rears up and changes from minute to minute. The innate human feeling from the veranda is that if you look out to sea long enough, something will turn up. From beneath the furrowed brows of our houses, in the shallows and beyond the surfline, we look out to sea, and things, wonderful things, do turn up.”
-Australian writer Tim Winton, Land’s Edge: A Coastal Memoir

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made of: silver, copper, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: Without the ear wires, the earrings measure just over 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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