Distaff Stud Earrings - Cages
Materials: sterling silver, 18k gold, patina
Dimensions: 90mm x 28mm
Weight per earring: 5 grams
The Distaff earrings are created from sterling silver that is fused and painted with 18k gold. The judicious application of heat causes the silver and gold to become active and flow. Removal of heat freezes that moment of action forever, making these earrings a time capsule for the jeweller's process.
Care Instructions: Keep sterling silver away from humidity and water. Buff gently with a soft cloth. Patinaed items should not be cleaned with silver polish of any sort.
**The Cages series melds a conceptual approach to art-making with an appreciation of natural forms to achieve a contemporary and emotional result. Each piece is a meditation upon the nature of negative space, and how the intangible can be captured with the gesture of a few lines drawn on a page, or hand-built from precious metals. The fusing process produces unpredictable results which elucidate the very nature of the materials used. Metal's active state is when it is molten. Judicious application of heat to silver and gold cause these materials to reach for a different state of being, and in that, it feels very human.
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