Fine Silver Weathered Pine Knot Post Earrings + Ponderosa Wood + New Mexico + Natural Texture + OOAK + Wabi Sabi

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Fine Silver Weathered Pine Knot Post Earrings + Ponderosa Wood + New Mexico + Natural Texture + OOAK + Wabi Sabi

230.00

Two pine knots discovered on a mesa's edge, rendered in exquisite detail in fine silver to adorn your ears

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:: Narrows Rim ::

An autumn walk high on the rim of a mesa overlooking a plain of contorted black lava...ponderosa pines towering overhead, some fallen by the wayside...the root of one is an elaborate map of swirls and eyes.  It is still just warm enough in the year for the silicone mold compound to set up.  Working quickly, I press it into a pair of whorls weathering out of the wood...

This was the Narrows Rim Trail in El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico, which preserves jagged black lava flows spread out for miles across the high desert.  Volcanic cones and sandstone mesas surround the flows.  It is a beautiful and wild place, less visited than the more glamorous monuments, and it is a good place to find solitude and clear high desert air.

These earrings were made in those molds.  Simple, understated and smaller than most of my earrings, they are all about the texture, rendered in fine silver PMC.  I fired in sterling silver posts so as not to interfere with the purity of their form.  They have a soft golden patina that will grow richer with age, and are left almost entirely in their original state to preserve the detail.

Elegantly wabi-sabi...pure desert texture.

SIZE:  2 1/8" x 1/4" or 53 mm x 6 mm.

CARE:  Rinse in water to clean; soap is fine.  The patina will deepen with time.  Use a silver polishing cloth for a brighter shine or buff gently with a dry kitchen scrubbing pad to restore the matte surface.

PRESENTATION: These earrings will come to you on a stamped presentation card and beautifully giftwrapped.  See the shop policies below for details.

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