These earrings have a large visual impact but are very lightweight. Plus, there is an interesting story behind them. I actually wove a traditional Bronson lace pattern using weed whacker line – which made a very substantial weave! When I put this plus the silver into my hydraulic press, at 6000psi the silver flows over the lace pattern creating the interesting texture of this earring. I’m taking the idea of textiles in metal into a completely different place with this series!
The earwires are nickel free, and are the new no-slip variety. These earwires actually have little "speed-bumps" on the back to help prevent them from slipping back out of the ear. I have sensitive ears myself, and can wear these with no problem.
Materials (all alloys are nickel free!):
Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver (the new tarnish resistant silver)