Marida Blue III
Eastern repousse and kum book earrings, French hooks
22k, 24kK Gold, Sterling Silver, titanium bonded chalcedony drusies
2-3/4″ x 1-3/8″ x 1/4″
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.
In Middle Eastern lore, Marida is the plural name of the wise and wish granting djinn.
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.
Read more about the techniques Eastern Repousse and kum boo.