Shiny Stud Earrings
I hand forged these unique Shiny Stud Earrings in sterling silver. To get their natural shape, I use water casting and forming over curved steel stakes. Water casting involves pouring molten silver into cold water which creates some fantastical shapes. I then work the silver nugget until the earring looks right and is comfortable to wear. I leave the subtle textures of handwork, which consequently adds interest to the surface of these Shiny Stud Earrings. Then I burnish polished them to give the high shine while retaining the textural detail. The earrings have sterling silver butterfly scrolls to secure them to pierced ears.
Inspired by Music and My Synaesthesia
I am synaesthetic which is a neurological trait where my senses cross. Therefore I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I hear music. These Shiny Stud Earrings are directly inspired by what I see when I listen to electric guitar. Electric guitar looks silver to me, like lightning made of mercury. As a result, the shapes in these Shiny Stud Earrings are little nuggets of electric guitar playing made visible by my synaesthesia.
To learn more about how my synaesthesia works and the concert that inspired these earrings, read this blog post: How Vivid Synaesthesia and Muse Live Briefly Disintegrated My Conscious Mind.
I individually make every piece of my jewellery, for more about how I do that read this: Four Ways, I Invite Chaos into My Creative Process Eliminating Failure and Making My Jewellery More Authentic as a Result.
What Is It Made Of?
Mining silver is an environmentally invasive process, so I use recycled silver in all my work. The sterling silver I used to make these Shiny Stud Earrings comes from old and broken silverware and cutlery. Consequently, I can eliminate the need for newly mined silver in my work. I melted a piece of old silverware down. Then I hand forged the resulting ingot of molten silver into these Shiny Stud Earrings.
Who Are These Shiny Stud Earrings For?
These Shiny Stud Earrings are for a woman who knows her style and knows herself. You want unusual jewellery to anchor your favourite outfits and add a meaningful finishing touch. You have an adventurous heart and love the unusual, seeking out good quality and excellence that lasts in your clothes and jewellery.
- Shiny Stud Earrings
- One-off pieces – Asymmetric style each earring is different.
- Sterling silver
- 13mm x 15mm
- Burnished silver finish
- Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box