Raw Earth Earrings + Large Cairn Style + Rustic + Organic + Primitive + Prehistoric + Wild Desert

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Raw Earth Earrings + Large Cairn Style + Rustic + Organic + Primitive + Prehistoric + Wild Desert

270.00

Straight out of the desert Dreaming…

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:: Raw Earth ::

Uncompromisingly primitive and raw, these earrings are pure wild desert energy.  They are bold in their size and shape but even so are much lighter than you might think.  

They take the shape of twin cairns, stacked on sterling silver wire with tiny Picasso finish Czech glass seed beads as spacers in between each element.  Two chips of lightly burnished fossil walrus ivory dangle at each end.  These are deeply ancient artifact fragments displaying evidence of shaping by an ancestral hand; centuries of burial in permafrost has given them a deep brown patina.  They come from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

Above these are tiny fossil ammonites from Morocco left in their natural state with beautiful ridges on their outer shells.  Next are two additional fossil ivory fragments stacked sideways, with hand formed discs of stoneware atop them.  Two more fossils, disclike fragments of crinoid stems, float above.  These remnants of ancient sea creatures are over 300 million years old, from primordial seas.  Next are two small beads shaped from saguaro cactus ribs, from the Sonoran desert in Arizona.  The cairns are topped with small cylindrical beads of raw brown Baltic amber, which of course is fossilized tree resin.  

The silver wires are single units threading through the stacked elements.  I have hammered these on my anvil of desert sandstone and wrapped them at the top with finer gauge wire to secure the elements in place: each piece can move freely on the wire but they will not slip off.  The silver was oxidized and minimally burnished to retain its primitive character.  

Desert Primitive at its most raw and elemental...

CARE:  The elements on these earrings are very ancient and fragile: do not immerse them in water.  Clean with a soft, damp cloth if necessary.  The silver may be polished with a jewelry polishing cloth if desired...or simply allow it to deepen in tone over time.

SIZE:  4" long.

PRESENTATION:  The earrings will come to you gift wrapped in hand-decorated and recycled earth-friendly packaging.  See my shop policies below for details.

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

HAVE A QUESTION? Click on the shop policies link below for more information.  Feel free to contact me if you don't see the answer there