Australian Blue Boulder Opal Earrings - Susan Wachler Art Jewelry

Australian Blue Boulder Opal Earrings


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These gorgeous lightweight dangles are reticulated domed sterling silver discs with delicious blue Australian opals. The stones are strikingly bright and beyond stunning. The opals measure approx 10mm at longest side and are set in fine silver. The opals dangle and move as they are suspended from a jump ring attached to the circles above.

One of a Kind means these are the only pair of these earrings I will make. They will never be reproduced and I don’t cast my work. You have a piece of wearable art. You are clearly someone who appreciates artisan jewelry since you’re here looking at these earrings. These can be worn to work, out for a special occasion, dressed up or down and they look beautiful on any skin tone. Wear these confidently with a multitude of colors and know they will also look exquisite with a monochromatic palate. Long hair or short, blonde or silver, brunette or red.

How these are made:
The domed circles are made with a process of reticulation, fusing and forging. The patterns are appliquéd to the circles while flat and attached through fusing. The torch control and the layering process and the elements of silver and copper which make up the sterling silver create the texture, the micro bubbles and patterning called reticulation. The metal is then cleaned and sanded and forged /domed and polished. The patina or oxide is applied to show the contrast in the high and low areas of the texture and then polished off of the higher areas.

These ear bobs measure 2.2” to top of ear wire. The domes are 3/4” in diameter.