Desert Primitive Textured Silver Earrings + Rusted and Weathered Metal + Desert Style + Contemporary Earrings

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Desert Primitive Textured Silver Earrings + Rusted and Weathered Metal + Desert Style + Contemporary Earrings

140.00

Like ancient artifacts found far out on the desert floor, rendered in sterling silver

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:: Topography ::

The desert does amazing things to metal.  What was once shiny and smooth (and boring) becomes an intricate landscape of rust, corrosion, color and texture if left to the elements.  I invariably come across scraps of rusted metal on desert walkabouts; a pause to examine the work of the desert on their surfaces is always worthwhile.  It is often in the humble and overlooks things that I find the greatest beauty.  

These earrings were made with two thin fragments of sterling silver which were subjected to intense heat.  Earwires were soldered on.  One melted apart; it was wrapped back together with fine sterling wire.  Similar wrapping was done on its twin.  The wire was hammered on a rusted piece of old railroad track found in New Mexico, and deeply oxidized.  

They look like something that has been around for a long time, but they're brand new.  Featherweight.  

For the lover of the wild places and undomesticated things.

SIZE:  Just over 2 1/2" long by 7/8" wide.

CARE:   To protect the patina, rinse only in cool water to clean.  Soap is fine.  Avoid any type of abrasive with the silver.

PRESENTATION:  These earrings will come to you giftwrapped in recycled and earth-friendly materials.  See my shop policies below for details.

++ Shipping is included in the price. ++

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