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Indulgently textured gold and silver earrings feature beautifully forged rustic edged sterling silver hoops accented with 22k gold in these one of a kind art jewelry earrings. The imperfect and highly textured silver hoops are suspended from textured silver panels, allowing these hoop earrings to dance and swing at every opportunity.
These hoop earrings are also inspired by the connections in our lives. Every step we take in life is built on the one before. Each experience is a building block to our future and all that it may be. With every breath we build the foundations of our lives, separate from one another, 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.
These one of a kind gold and silver earrings are completely hand fabricated from sterling silver, and feature a unique design. 2.75 inches in length, the hoops are approximately 1 inch in diameter. Hand made in my one person shop in Atlanta, GA USA.
Note from the Artist
I made these gold and silver 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 Textured Hoops 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 Textured Hoops 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 Textured Hoops.