Snake Chain Gold Dipped Danglessold out!
10 x 4 x 0.2 cm
Gold plate silver chain, surgical steel post and back, silver solder
These earrings are made with dead stock chain, which I buy in batches and often only have a limited amount of any given style. The chain is gold plated silver, when the piece is soldered together the heat burns off the gold plate and leaves the silver exposed. I dip the earrings in liver of sulphur then buff them to give them a darker, and more unified finish.
They are lightweight for their size, and are completely handmade by me in my studio. They are part of an ongoing series exploring rigidity versus movement.
Because of the nature of the chain and the making process each pair is unique. With the snake chains I follow their natural curves to create the shapes in the earrings.
Emily Lewis is a Nova Scotian jewellery artist based in Quebec City. She is the owner of Studio METHOD(E) and Galerie Lewis, a contemporary jewellery studio and contemporary craft gallery respectively. She is dedicated to the development of community and support networks in the Quebec City region, provincially and nationally. She works hard to create accessible spaces for work, diffusion and reflection.