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 secrets.
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.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped.