Graceful, freeform lines and curves characterize these bold, yet romantic earrings. The post section features a royal blue kyanite and a brown and blue tourmaline on an 18k gold/silver bimetal disc with 14k post. It is secured with a wide silicone earnut for comfort and support.
Below the post is a dendritic agate from which sprout blackened vines and a teal kyanite and sky blue topaz with 18k gold/silver bimetal leaves. A lush cluster of brown tourmaline, apatite, swiss blue topaz and blue sapphires on 14k gold headpins completes the middle section.
And finally, a perfect robin's egg blue teardrop of turquoise.
All bezels are 22k gold.
Just under 3 1/2 inches in length and 2 inches at the widest point.
I've a degree in biology and have always been fascinated by the anatomy and morphology of plants and animals. At the same time, I've felt a strong pull to design and create. Transforming gemstones, wire, and sheets of metal into flowers, vines, and botanical abstractions is a natural culmination of these two paths.
My work explores leaf and petal motifs and the rhythmic rise-and-fall wave patterns found in nature. While freeform and organic, my creations are tempered by an underlying nod to structure and balance. The juxtaposition of raw and organic with delicate and romantic accents is another common theme.
In the studio, I often combine wire wrapping with traditional metalsmithing techniques in unique and original ways. I frequently pair wire-wrapped fringe accents with bezel-set stones.