Layered Mica Earrings + Hammered Fine Silver + Polymer With Mesquite Leaves + Desert Primitive

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Layered Mica Earrings + Hammered Fine Silver + Polymer With Mesquite Leaves + Desert Primitive

235.00

Translucent forms of smoky mica layered with fused fine silver and polymer, letting the light in

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:: Mica Ridge ::

Translucent asymmetrical slices of mica, each one different, flash and gleam with luminosity.  With five separate layers that swing freely from their sterling silver ear wires, the effect is ethereal yet earthy.  The mica was hand cut and the edges rubbed with powdered gold metal pigment in acrylic medium, giving them a subtle shimmering outline,  Two of the layers bear tiny golden dots.  Over these are two fragments of translucent polymer sheet embedded with dried mesquite leaves from the Sonoran desert.  In front are ovals of fused fine silver, hammered on desert rock, oxidized, and hand finished.  

The primitive ear wires are 20 gauge sterling silver, hammered, oxidized and wrapped; one of the wires has a bit of finer silver wire wrapped onto it as well.  

These have a magical quality, like wings.  They seem like a combination of mineral, light and air.  They are also sizeable, yet they weigh almost nothing at all.  Mica is sturdier than it looks and with proper care these will wear for many years.

SIZE:  4 1/4" and 4 1/2" long, respectively.

CARE:  These are best stored either hanging or kept in a separate box or pouch, away from heavier items that can damage the mica.  (Having said that, I have a pair of mica earrings that have lived for years in a basket alongside many other metal pieces, and they're doing just fine.)  Don't immerse these in water.  Clean with a soft damp cloth.  The silver can be polished with a jeweler's polishing cloth.

PRESENTATION: These earrings will come to you beautifully giftwrapped in earth-friendly and recycled packaging.  Please see the Shop Policies below for details.

++ Shipping is included in the price ++  Shipping with insurance to Canada and Australia is available for an extra charge ++ 

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