Taking influence from the popular art deco style of the 1920, these timeless black and silver earrings add interest and excitement to any outfit, without overpowering the complete look. With strong lines and a unique 3d design, this pendant celebrates a time when fashion was simpler, and women seemed to be effortlessly elegant.
The black enamel provides a show-stopping frame for the handwoven silver metal fabric embedded behind the glass. The small balls of glass on top give the effect of a precious stone but with a much more sustainable and budget-friendly finish. These are earrings that can easily take you from the office to the bar, helping to boost your workwear and complement your party clothes.
• Size: Each earring is 7/8 of an inch long (measured from the ball on the earwire) and 1/2 inch wide.
• Weight: These earrings are also comfortable, weighing in at .06 of an ounce each - a little less than the weight of a dime (.08 oz).
• Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver - this is the low tarnish sterling silver alloy made from 100% recycled silver. Traditional sterling silver is .925% silver, but Argentium sterling silver is .935%. That little bit of extra pure silver gives Argentium a brighter, whiter color making it look more like platinum.
• Glass:Pieces of clear glass with black enamel are embedded on top of the woven metal.
• 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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