New Mexico Cluster Earrings + Desert Stone and Fossil Texture + Bronze Charms + Silver + Earthy Boho + Dangle + Primitive + Rustic

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New Mexico Cluster Earrings + Desert Stone and Fossil Texture + Bronze Charms + Silver + Earthy Boho + Dangle + Primitive + Rustic

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Unique cluster earrings with impressions of New Mexico desert rock in bronze

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:: Quebradas ::

The Quebradas Byway in central New Mexico is a lonely dirt road that winds through a very ancient landscape. Situated at the northern edge of the vast Chihuahuan desert, it is a place of austere hills, ocotillo, and fossil strata dating to a 300 million year old sea. It has become a favorite place for me to explore and find solitude, as well as inspiration and materials. The six bronze charms dangling from these earrings were molded from shale and fossil rock I have found over the years at Quebradas; the stones they were photographed with came from there. You can see that two of the charms were molded from the fossil seabed rock that they are resting on. Each charm was made from bronze metal clay, kiln fired and carefully finished by hand in an extensive process.

Along with the charms there are tiny fused fine silver rings, handmade stoneware discs, bone beads, stacked Picasso finish matte glass seed beads, and sterling silver links and jump rings. The hoops that they are all hanging from are also sterling silver. All of the silver has been hammered on desert rock for a primitive texture, oxidized, and hand finished—all of the metal work was done by hand; there are no commercial components in these earrings.

They are a lively yet simple evocation of the textures and colors down at Quebradas, in soothing earthen colors…reminders of deep time and the peace of a place that, millions of years ago, used to be a sea on the southwestern edge of the great continent of Pangea, straddling the equator.

SIZE: 1 1/4” wide by 3 1/2” long.

CARE:  Rinse briefly in cool water to clean. Dry with a soft, damp cloth. The metal can be gently polished using a jeweler’s polishing cloth.

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

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