Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Through our fingertips, we "see" with our hands; and moving our hands about in various expressions, we "speak" with our hands. According to Aristotle, the hand is the “tool of tools.” A symbol of strength, power and protection as well as generosity, hospitality and stability
Each piece is hand cut, filed and finished smooth. I etch in the sunburst design and then I connect the pieces with stainless steel split rings. A surgical stainless steel ear wire finishes the look.
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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