Eastern repoussé earrings patterned mokume gane
Sterling, copper, shibuichi
1-1/2″ x 1-1/4″ x 3/4″, stationary French hooks
photo by Pat Vasquez-Cunningham
These earrings are unexpectedly lightweight and specifically designed to be comfortable for anyone to wear. For those concerned about dangly earrings, please click here.
The title of the series, Allahoudine, comes from the Arabic word for Aladdin. The inspiration for these shapes in my artwork comes from my love of Moorish archways the genie bottle shaped, blown glass I’ve collected from Egypt, and the gilded glass holiday ornaments that belonged to my grandmother.
There are so many exotic design styles from antiquity that speak to me far more than the current trends in art jewelry and commercial design. Never one to merely imitate the past, I meld the feeling evoked by design styles from history while always striving to speak these lines and curves in my own voice. My artwork lies at the intersection of others’ past and my present.