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Jim Chen

Potato X

Potato X

Regular price $178.00 CAD
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0.5 x 0.19 x 0.19 cm

925 silver, sterling copper

The earring set incorporates several techniques: firstly, welding and hammering to shape the metal into round bases, followed by drilling and chamfering to ensure each pair of earrings is finely finished and comfortable to wear. The earrings are also shaped through annealing to achieve spherical forms.

In crafting their earrings, the artist seamlessly melds the timeless allure of pure silver and copper through the intricate techniques of welding and bending. The circular design, embellished with a spiraling motif reminiscent of a potato chip, serves as a captivating focal point, inviting the viewer into a realm of subtle contrasts between the lustrous silver and the warm tones of copper.

Drawing inspiration from the ordinary, the artist transforms everyday objects into extraordinary adornments, infusing them with a distinctive blend of warmth and tranquility. Through the juxtaposition of silver and copper, they evoke a harmonious interplay between cool sophistication and inviting warmth, resulting in earrings that exude both creativity and individuality.

These earrings are not merely accessories but reflections of the artist's personal style and refined sensibilities. They stand as a testament to the artist's mastery of jewelry-making techniques and craftsmanship, showcasing a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation.

Ultimately, these earrings serve as a compelling example of how inspiration can be drawn from the mundane, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. With their unique blend of materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and captivating design, they invite the wearer to embrace their own creativity and express their individuality with confidence and flair.

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CCBC acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.