written in the stars

written in the stars


Let the waters settle and you will see the Stars

and Moon mirrored in your being


made of: silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: The earrings measure one inch long and 3/4 of an inch wide. 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 24k gold (for the stars and the squares in the grid) to tell the stories we may have forgotten.

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