Lantern Earrings w 18k gold - Cages
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 in this instance 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.
Surprisingly light and wearable, the Lantern earrings are hand-built from sterling silver, fused and painted with 18k gold. You can choose between having one rib on each lantern painted in 18k gold, or all ribs on each earring painted in 18k gold. The first image shows the "lots" of gold option, and the second image shows the "some" gold option.
If we do not have a pair handy in stock, a new pair will be made exclusively for you. The images are here to give you an idea of what you will receive. Photos f your new earrings will be provided before being shipped.
Materials: sterling silver, 18k gold
Dimensions: 44mm x 20mm
Weight per earring: 3 grams
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