Art Deco Earrings
These earrings are made using a technique called plique-à-jour, which involves a highly technical and time-intensive process by which powdered vitreous enamel is used to fill open cells in fine silver or gold cut work. The result is similar to a stained glass window with transparent and translucent glass letting some light through. This technique was developed in the 6th century AD during the Byzantine era - that’s over 1400 years ago. It is astounding that the skills survive.
I have used colours that were very popular in the Art Deco period of the 20th century. Light bright green, yellow and sky blue are accented with ultramarine, giving a nod to the past, but keeping things light and modern at the same time.
Materials: sterling silver, vitreous enamel
Dimensions: 28mm x 18mm (approx. 1 1/8" x 3/4")