Unusual Silver Earrings
These unusual silver earrings are hand-forged in sterling silver. I carefully hand hammer each earring into its elegant shape over curved steel stakes. I skillfully move, stretch and form the silver until I have the shape that looks right. Then I leave the subtle textures of hand working. Consequently, these unusual silver earrings have added depth and detail. They are a mismatched pair; each earring is unique.
Inspired by Music and 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 unusual silver 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 earrings are little snippets of electric guitar playing made visible by my synaesthesia.
To read more about how my synaesthesia works and how it inspires my jewellery read this blog post: 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 unusual silver 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 earrings.
Who Are These Unusual Silver Earrings For?
These earrings are for a woman who knows her style and knows herself. Therefore you want out of the ordinary jewellery to anchor your favourite outfits and add a meaningful finishing touch. You love the unique and seek out good quality and excellence that lasts in your clothes and jewellery.
- One-off piece – asymmetric each earring is different, one curl one freeform.
- Sterling silver
- Curl 22mm x 15mm freeform 30mm x 15mm
- blackened and burnished silver finish
- Comes to you protected in a sturdy branded box.