I Am Smilingsold:)
38mm diameter x 4mm
Now everyone will know you are smiling when wearing your mask, even if you are not.
When presented with the opportunity to create art jewellery, Serena normally prefers to tackle weighty subject matters of more substance. But with the past year being a collective drag, to put it mildly, she choose to go in the opposite direction. She instead focused on creating fun whimsical pieces of little importance with the intention of simply bringing joy.
A year into a pandemic and we have all become very familiar with basic face coverings to save lives, along with the mild discomfort and inconveniences they bring. When taking down her mask to nibble some much needed chocolate throughout the day, Serena became frustrated with the straps getting all caught up and trapped in her hoops. Earrings on hooks became an absolute hazard. So annoying!
To solve these immense issues caused by masks and looking good, along with the problem of what to do with a mask when not in use, she created the first pair of this collection, The Helping Hoop Hooks. Created using sterling silver and forming techniques to shape the perfect elegant curve which functions as a resting place for a
mask to dangle off of that can be easily unhooked and placed back on the face. All without risking entanglement or thinking about where to place your mask. Joy.
But there was another problem to be solved, masks block a person's smiling face. This issue lead to the creation of large sterling silver smiling faces to grace your ear lobes using precise cut & pierce hand sawing techniques.
But. There is one more annoyance that needs addressing, just as aggravating is oxidized silver you have to clean. So all the pieces in this collection have been depletion gilded to drastically reduce oxidation and thus cleaning.
Now everyone is smiling.