Crystalline patterns in nature are both beautiful and somewhat unbelievable. Tourmaline often grows in these gorgeous prismatic structures in almost every color imaginable. It’s also the official gem of my home state of Maine.
Even though I don’t work with stones, I can recreate a bit of their beauty in tin. This pair features 3 shades of charcoal gray.
Each piece of tin is hand cut, finished smooth and lines etched to create the prisms. The three pieces are riveted together and then finished with French hook surgical stainless steel ear wires.
The finished earrings are approximately 1" (24mm) wide and hang about 1.75" (44mm) 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.
Please contact me if you have any other questions.
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