The five elements of feng shui come together in these stunning large bamboo hoop earrings. Celebrating wood with the bamboo circles; metal and water with Tahmi’s traditional woven wire-under-glass technique; air through the addition of negative space and fire with the intense flash that comes from the diamond shape, these earrings bring balance and calm to your life.
These eye-catching rose and yellow gold drop earrings are the perfect accompaniment to your everyday adventures. Neutral shades ensure they are go-to pieces in your jewelry box, while the lightweight design makes them a joy to wear. They are a special pair of earrings that are both nickel-free and fabulous!
• Size: Each drop earring is 1 3/4 inches long (measured from the ball on the earwire) and 1 1/2 inches wide.
• Weight: These hanging earrings are also light weight and comfortable, weighing just .14 of an ounce each - less than the weight of a nickel (.18 oz).
• Gold: I'm using both yellow and rose 14K gold fill in this design. If you melt it down, gold fill is 1/20th gold by weight. It wears and cares just like solid 14K, so it's a good compromise in quality and price between solid 14K gold and 14K gold plate. All my materials are nickel free so you can wear them with confidence!
• Glass: Clear pieces of glass are embedded on top of the woven metal.
• Bamboo: The wood accents are created from stained, sustainably farmed bamboo.
• Packaging: Items are packaged with an anti-tarnish tab in a recycled paper gift box with anti-tarnish filler, which makes for easy gifting and storage.
• Ear Guards: If you ordered french hook earwires, they are sent with complementary soft plastic ear guards to provide extra assurance that your earrings will stay on.
I have pioneered a new technique which creates the woven metal under glass effect. Using a medieval finger weaving technique, I weave strips from thin metal wire. I then take that woven metal fabric and embed it behind glass. The different shapes of glass either magnify or distort the underlying weave creating many interesting visual effects. In order to take these visual effects even further, I then fuse layers of glass in my kiln and put the woven metal fabric behind that.
But my favorite part is how the bends and the twists of the woven metal fabric interact with the light that is focused by the glass. The intense sparkly nature of these pieces rivals the sparkle in a well cut diamond!
Here is a brief video of me weaving the woven metal fabric:
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