6 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
These earrings have been depletion gilded to protect them from tarnish. Eventually the areas that see the most wear and tear will lose this coating and begin to tarnish. If the buyer would like to restore it, they should take it to a jeweller (or return it to me!) to be depletion gilded again and have the high-shine areas burnished, not polished.
No cast was ever made of these earrings- the texture was built and fused by hand, reclaiming bits of fine metal scrap that would otherwise have to go to the refiner, and can never be duplicated. Truly a one of a kind piece!
Elizabeth is a graduate of Oberlin College, where along with a studio art degree she picked up the rudiments of making chainmail-based jewellery. After expanding her jewellery skills into goldsmithing with a degree from North Bennet Street School in Boston, she worked as a bench jeweler for three years with Melanie Casey Jewelry. In 2021 she received the Women in Jewelry Association member grant, and has been using that award to spin up her own business, Alloys by Arnold.
Alloys by Arnold is a jewelry fabrication and design shop which focuses on sterling silver designs, seamless kinetic movement, and abstract textures paired with modern lines.