Delicate and lightweight, these rustic, hand forged sterling silver earrings are adorned with three stone drops: faceted pyrite and garnet with lovely blood quartz, all with hand wrapped sterling silver bails. All hang from a hammered ring, reminiscent of little dream catchers.
I was inspired by alchemical processes while making these-- that through magic you can turn blood, sweat and tears into something golden. Garnets are some of my favourite stones-- I find them very grounding-- corresponding as they do to the root chakra. I love that these quartz stones have a lacing of pink- giving a delicacy to the trio. Pyrite, or "fools gold" is also another grounding stone with its own geometry, it appeals to the rational mind-- together these three stones have a wonderful earthy harmony.
These earrings measure 1 1/2" and are made of cold forged sterling silver which had been tumbled for many hours making is strong and gleaming. The ear wires are integral to the design.
The last two photos show this design with an antique patina finish; choose your preference between either a bright silver or antique silver finish at checkout.
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 with lavender and Scottish heather.