Living Textures Contemporary Dangle Earrings by Susan Wachler Jewelry

Living Textures


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Myriad textures highlight form and shadow in these contemporary dangle earrings. Highly textured discs showcase rough and fragmented textures in an elegant juxtaposition suspended from sterling silver ear wires.

Contemporary dangle earrings organically forged in sterling silver, Living Textures fuse edgy texture and contemporary modern elegance. Hand forged, these lightweight contemporary dangle earrings move and sway, reflecting light accented with a beautiful black patina.

These forged silver earrings measure 2.5 inches from the top of the sterling silver ear wire, and are approximately 7/8 inches wide. 

Note from the Artist

I made these contemporary dangle earrings entirely by hand. I’m fascinated with the textures created by the traditional metalsmith arts of rolling, forming, and forging. Each piece on my workbench is special, but with Living Textures I was inspired by the delicious visual tension of juxtaposed textures.

Modern contemporary textures in rings and discs is highlighted by the elegant sheen of blackened patina. Yet the contrast of geometric forms against varied textural shapes bring a visual excitement to these unique contemporary dangle earrings. Beaded lines of patina darkened forged silver rings draw the eye, while the soft sheen of buffed silver against dark patina elegantly reflects the light.

Probably one of the most rewarding things to create is handmade texture- and the varying textures in Living Textures 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 Living Textures.

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