Orange Coral Polyps Reachingsold out!
5.8 x 3.8 x 0.5 cm
Recycled sterling silver, recycled hide leather, niobium ear wires & stainless steel fasteners
Each 5.1 gm earring is made with thin gauge recycled sterling silver to provide visual depth and strength while remaining light. The orange hide is an offcut from a local purse maker chosen as a nod to the hard orange structure the snowflake coral polyp animal lives in and builds for itself, the white polyp.
Sherry Cordova is an art jeweler in California's San Francisco Bay Area. Her self-directed metal arts education includes workshops with master instructors and independent study. Explorations into techniques such as electrolytic etching and laser cutting of thin non-ferrous metals are informed by her M.S. Electrical Engineering, Santa Clara University, CA, USA and B.S. Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. The 2020 Fuller Craft Museum Biennial Member Show is the latest juried museum show to exhibit her metal art. Her modern filigree brooch/pendant resembling an urchin was a Silver category finalist in the 2007 Saul Bell International Design Award Competition. Photos of her work are published in several books including two of the Lark 500 Series. Sherry is a long-time member of SNAG, Metal Arts Guild San Francisco, and the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild where she is currently an active volunteer on the board.