From the series, Luna
Fold-formed, mokume gane hoop earrings
Sterling, shibuichi, copper
©2014, Victoria Lansford
1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 1/2″
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 technique of fold forming, pioneered by artist, Charles Lewton-Brain, involves forging metal sheet to make it curve along the fold(s). To mix things up a bit, I used straight grain mokume gane of sterling, copper, and shibuichi instead of a single metal. Once I had finished the forging, I ground the surface of the outside to expose the resulting cross section of the different metals.