$284.00 – $324.00
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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.
Indulgently textured hoop earrings feature beautifully forged sterling silver hoops in these one of a kind art jewelry earrings. The imperfect and highly textured silver panels are forged, riveted and connected, allowing these hoop earrings to catch the light at every opportunity.
These hoop earrings are also 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.
These made to order hoop earrings are available in 1.25 inch or 1.5 inches in diameter. These are completely hand fabricated from sterling silver and they have been made in my one person shop in Atlanta GA USA.
Note from the Artist
I made these sterling silver hoop 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 Transitional 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 Transitional 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 Transitional Connections.