The Elk Skull Spear Earrings
These are the core earrings from The Desert Collection.
These pieces have evolved from my classic “Sterling Spear Earrings” design, although they have been reborn in fine silver and made with the texture from an elk skull that I've found as roadkill in Northern New Mexico many years ago, a long time favorite in my collection I am so excited to be able to honor in metal/life. Each with a bail made of a sprig of juniper branch, and a ribbon of 24k gold strengthening their bonds.
They hang from standard sterling ear findings, and measure 1 5/8" from the top of the juniper bail to the bottom of the spears. They weigh .15oz (4.3g) a piece. My makers insignia added to the back so you know who handmade your nature talismans of growth, beauty and healed value.
Bones of The Collection Ethos
Through all four collections I will have a base collection. Each “location/element” will have two main textures, for the desert that is cholla cactus and elk skull. Each of those textures will have matching series of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. All simple in design, but carrying so many well thought out details and messages. The rings and necklaces are in series of three: plain, with stone, and with element - for the desert that element is FIRE. The bracelets and earrings are in series of two: plain, and with stone. All comprised of natural textures that I found in their environmental home, if with stone, they’ll be hand collected, and each piece with a ribbon of gold woven somewhere to symbolize the beauty and strength in our imperfections, and ability to grow past our life’s obstacles. 🖤
Damaged Goods - A Collection Divided
I am beyond pleased to finally begin unveiling my new works, a full collection of one of a kinds, in four parts. Likened to, and symbolizing the four elements: earth, air, fire and water; there will be collection correlating to each: The Forest, The Swamp, The Desert, and The Ocean. Which brings me to