Russian filigree earrings (French hooks)
18k, 22k gold, sterling, fine silver, rainbow hematite
These earrings are currently part of the Wear/Ware exhibit at Pocosin Arts.
Casablanca IX, Russian filigree earrings
2.5″ x 0.875″ x 0.375″
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.
I love to create sculptural objects with the technique of Russian filigree. The lines in these one-of-a-kind earrings are informed by my love of Moorish architecture and my obsession with astronomy. The spectrum of color in the rainbow hematite stones reminds me of the visible light spectrum of stars that allow us to know of what they are made.