Sea nymph earrings

Sea nymph earrings


That time was like never, and like always. 

So we go there, where nothing is waiting; 

we find everything waiting there.
-Pablo Neruda

edition: one-of-a-kind
made of: silver, copper, rare natural color blue druzy quartz, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: The earrings measure 2 and 5/8ths inches long. The drusy posts measure approximately 3/4ths of an inch across and are about 5/8ths of an inch long. The enameled panels are 2 inches long. 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 along with a 24k gold blindfold and bracelet to tell the stories we may have forgotten.

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