We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
There comes a time when nothing is meaningful, except surrendering to love
Please note: this item ships after Oct 18, thank you for your understanding!
made of: silver, copper, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer, champagne quartz
measurements: Including the ear wires, each earring measures almost 3.5 inches long (the ear wire itself measures 1 inch long). At their widest, the earrings are just over 3/4ths of an inch wide.
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.