So, put your ear next to my temple and listen. My head is like the stone at the cosmic crossways or of the cosmic torrent…
-O.V. de L. Milosz
made of: silver, copper, 24k (stars), vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: The enameled ovals measure just over 1.25 inches long and are 7/8 of an inch wide. The post sits about a half of an inch down from the top of the earring. I include monster-size sterling ear nuts and plastic discs that help to prop up the earring on the ear. The plastic disc goes on just before the nut, on the back of the ear.
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.