A smaller version of my original Nahusha Hoops. 12g earrings inspired by my Ouroboros Anglo Saxon brooches. Designed in work-hardened bronze to be worn through tunnels; the bronze I use looks just like rose gold. Perfect to wear if you don't want to stretch your gauge further but still want a minimalist rustic statement earring. This abstracted hoop is inspired by the World Serpents known throughout world myth as a creator-destroyer and keeper of secret.
Hoops measure 2" in diameter and are just a wee bit flexible-- be sure to open them by sliding one side toward you, not apart. I am modelling these through my 0g tunnels.
Known to the Gnostics as the Wise Serpent, the Ouroboros revealed the mysteries of the heavens, protecting the world-egg, this symbol can be traced back to an earlier Goddess, Nehusha, a parallel of the Hindu world-serpent Nahusha. The Norse called this the Nidhogg, the World Serpent eating away at the roots of the World Tree. A wingless dragon, she took on a darker significance in the Middle Ages when female snakes were thought to swallow the male in order to reproduce.