Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life. —Margot Asquith
I have been thinking a lot lately about the elements and our symbolic language around them. Earth, air, fire, water, and spirit exist in nearly every spiritual tradition in some form. These elements speak of the physical, natural world around us, as well as of the subtle, spiritual world. The elements teach us of finding grounding, presence, compassion, and passion.
Each piece is hand cut, filed and finished smooth. Then I connect the pieces with stainless steel split rings. A surgical stainless steel ear wire finishes the look.
The finished earrings are approximately .5" (12mm) wide and hang about 2.5" (60mm) from the ear.
Each piece of metal comes to me having lived a previous life--in some cases multiple lives! It is not unusual for the material to sometimes have scuffs, scratches, faded portions, and general wear and tear. If a flawless finish is important to you, please zoom in to the pictures here to look for imperfections that might be distracting for you.
All adaptive reuse pieces come to you neatly displayed on an upcycled card and sustainably wrapped ready for gift-giving.
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