copper, sterling silver, fine silver, copper mesh pierced, cold-connected
6.25cm x 3.75cm x 0.7cm
In folklore and mythology, the hare is a shapeshifter and protected creature, often associated with Artemis and the hunt. The Hare Moon has transformed into these bold, shield-shaped talismans.
Layers of pierced metal and mesh are fastened with rivets - each layer has a different finish. The metal in this pair comes from pieces salvaged from unfinished projects, including the copper mesh. All three pairs of earrings in this submission were made using a vintage anvil purchased from a retiring blacksmith - it was this blacksmith that provided the mesh to the artist.