I love the Chrysanthemum petal texture I used for the background of these earrings. I pressed the texture into the moist Precious metal silver clay and affixed a serrated pure silver bezel on the surface of the clay. I cut out my shape using a stencil and refined the shape using flexible sanding pads. Once the clay dried it was fired in the kiln for 2 hours. What came out was a pair of handcrafted 999 pure silver earrings. These were burnished with 24K gold foil, and accented with patina. The rubies were tapped into the bezels and the bezels burnished to secure the rubies.
These are lovely, bright and festive to be worn every day or on special occasions.
My creative process involved shaping the earrings and then positioning the bezels in an asymmetric location for interest.
Dimensions 1 inch x 3/4 inch
Sterling silver ear wires. These can be switched to comfortable sterling silver clip ons for an additional charge.