The Copper Dagger Earrings
The copper section of Eastern Winds, the first part I began to work on those five years ago, inspired by the African Vulture. The stewards to the land, watching everything from above, cleaning up the remains. An often thankless creature, they are some of my most favorite. I hope you, as I will (thus far, I've only made myself one of the Vultures!), wear them with pride, for they are the unsung rulers of the East African landscape! 🐅🌞✨
These earrings, sister to the pendant necklace, are one of the more geometric/textile/patternwork inspired pieces. Simple, but strong. Hand fabricated copper spears, hold a "stone" of African Vulture feather in a scalloped fine silver bezel. The whole spear hammer textured, and edged with ray markings to move the eye. Three cascading open dots, so you can see sky through the spear. A hammered sterling silver loop a top the spear attached to the sterling ear hooks, for standard piercings.
The spears measures 1 5/8" tall and 3/4" at its widest.
They hang on 20g sterling silver hooks.
The weigh .15 oz a piece.
>>> The Eastern Winds Collection <<<
A three part, mixed metal collection, five years in the making. Inspired by a month I spent in August of 2017, with my mother, in Kenya and Tanzania. A huge trip we shared in both celebration and mourning. It was life changing. I came home and drew this collection, although initially much larger... but then my life changed again. Everything was put on hold. This collection (and the handful of copper pieces I made first) all were tabled in the corner of my studio ever since.
Now, after all these years of working on other aspects of my life, it finally became clear I was ready to finish what I started, and to clear those cobwebs from my memory, and cast these idea back into the wind.
The copper/vulture, the brass/sun, and silver/fauna sections, now a whole collection. Set with African Vulture feathers, Egyptian Geese feathers, life casted Wildebeest teeth, and sparkling Raw Tanzanian Sunstone, all found in the wilds of the Serengeti. Images created in metal from photographs I personally took. Inspired by textiles I've decorated my studio with. I'm so thrilled to release this deeply personal, cathartic, and now, only joy filled, collection with you all! 🐅🌞✨