Opal Leaves Modern Opal Earrings by Susan Wachler Jewelry
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Opal Leaves


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Opal Leaves

Product Description

Made to order, juxtaposed textures highlight form and shadow in these modern opal earrings. Fiery opal set in forged sterling silver post earrings, accent hand forged sterling silver leaves.  A delightful melding of hand forged textures in these unique earrings.

Modern opal earrings inspired by the textures of nature, Opal Leaves fuse edgy texture and classic elegance. Hand forged, fused and patinated, these modern opal earrings dangle and sway, reflecting light accented with a beautiful black patina.

These earrings measure 2.5 inches from the top of the ear wire, are 7/8″ wide, and are made to order.

Note from the Artist

I made these modern opal earrings entirely by hand. I’m fascinated with the textures created by combining fusing, roll printing, and forging. Each piece on my workbench is special, but with Opal Leaves I was inspired by the delicious textures of nature.

In every leaf on every plant, life traces a beautiful pattern of veining, showcasing the pulse of life. Delicate tendrils  traced in smoothly rounded leaves are highlighted by the fiery iridescent gleam of Opal. Linear rings of patina darkened forged silver draw the eye, while the gorgeous shimmer of opal against hammered texture elegantly reflects the light. These modern post earrings dance and sway with every movement, an elegantly accent of natural beauty. 

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

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