A pair of earrings made to perfectly frame your face, these Woven Depths Fireworks designs are a fantastic pick-me-up for whenever you are feeling down. With a sparkle that highlights your features and a shine that will boost your senses, these gently curved earrings are a must-have purchase.
At the end of each of the three sterling silver drops is a small unique charm. Each one is made from hand woven silver wire embedded behind glass, creating a glittery, shiny finish. As the light hits the angles of the glass, it creates a silver shimmer that is just incredible. The entire design is lightweight, nickel-free and very comfortable for all day wear.
• Size: Each earring is 3 1/8 inches long, each gold accent rectangle is 1/2 an inch tall and 3/8 of an inch across.
• Weight: These earrings are also lightweight and comfortable, weighing in at .18 ounces - exactly the weight of a nickel (.18 ounces).
• 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: Clear pieces of glass 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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