Nailed Texture Contemporary Nailhead Earrings by Susan Wachler Jewelry

Nailed Texture


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Myriad textures highlight form and shadow in these contemporary nailhead earrings. Textured bronze discs showcase rough and fragmented textures in an edgy juxtaposition against forged sterling silver nailhead links.

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

These forged sterling silver and bronze earrings measure 2.5 inches from the top of the sterling silver ear wire. 

Note from the Artist

I made these sterling silver and bronze modern nailhead 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 Nailed Textures I was inspired by the delicious visual tension of juxtaposed textures accented with movement.

Modern contemporary textures in forged bronze discs is accented by the elegant sheen of sterling silver. The contrast of geometric forms against varied textural shapes bring a visual excitement to these unique contemporary nailhead earrings. Shimmering discs of bronze draw the eye, while the soft sheen of buffed sterling silver nailhead links provide movement.

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

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