$218.00 – $238.00
Any undamaged item that is not a custom order can be returned for 45 days. You will receive the purchase price, minus shipping, and a 25% restocking and cleaning fee, as soon as I receive the return.
Due to their nature, custom orders or any item that has been customized are regrettably excluded. Items with inflicted damage are not returnable.
All in-stock items will be shipped within 3 business days of purchase via the United States Post Office flat rate Priority Mail shipping. Flat rate shipping includes $50 worth of insurance. If Insured Priority Mail has been chosen by the customer, items are insured for their full purchase value. Items that have been marked delivered by the USPS are considered your property, and SWJ is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Custom orders, made to order items, or any item that has been customized will ship within 2-6 weeks of purchase. Please contact us for a more precise shipping date for your order.
Elegant modern Sapphire earrings feature beautifully forged sterling silver riveted panels in these striking art jewelry earrings. The imperfect and highly textured silver shows a texturing in the sterling made from careful control of torch flame, heating the surface until there is a shimmer, and a fuse, and then backing away the torch. The textured silver panels are then riveted with pebbles of silver, allowing the imperfectly perfect silver panels to dance and swing beautifully beneath bezel set white Sapphire gemstones.
These modern Sapphire earrings are inspired by the connections in our lives. Unexpectedly displaced, yet riveted and hardwired for connection. Hand forged sterling silver earrings with just the right amount of rough elegance. Textured living, holding on, finding the Oneness in our shared humanity. Knowing that wherever we are, however we get there, we can call to our ancestors for guidance and belonging.
From top of the earrings, these measure 2.6” in length. These are completely hand fabricated from sterling silver and are made to order in my one person shop in Atlanta GA USA.
Note from the Artist
I make these modern sapphire earrings entirely by hand. I’m fascinated with the textures created by combining fusing, granulation, and forging. Each piece on my workbench is special, but with Illuminating Connections I am inspired by the layers of experience that make us hardwired for connection.
Every experience we have shapes our nature, giving us the strength to achieve our wildest dreams, to overcome unexpected setbacks, and to endure life’s toughest conflicts. Overcoming obstacles and achieving long held dreams, our life is a montage of defining moments conquered and memories claimed. We see the reflection of these struggles in every person we meet. Each one of us walking the path of life, alone yet together in our shared humanity.
Probably one of the most rewarding things to create is handmade texture- and the texture in Illuminating Connections is no exception. I always approach the creation of texture a bit like a mad scientist. The alchemy of fire, force, and metal is unpredictable and enthralling. Each hammer blow shapes the metal in a new direction. Each pass of a torch runs the risk of artistic implosion, where the metal could sink into a formless mass once more. The thrill of creation is echoed in the rush of artistic freedom with every moment, until the final texture is achieved.
I hope you enjoy Illuminiating Connections.