Domed sterling silver shields and copper feathers with a fire-painted patina, and a tiny bead of sea coral at the top. From shield to feather, this earring measures 1 3/4″. One of a kind. Signed on back.
Detail of back side:
The shield is backed with a 1 3/8″ diameter disc of brass . The top piece is sterling silver with stamped designs. Sandwiched between is a heavy disc of brown leather. All three are pressed together by a sterling silver rivet. Above this are two hand forged sterling arcs, for balance. This assembly drops down 2 1/2″ from the thong and hangs close to the throat chakra. Some of my pieces have designs that represent the four directions, as does the central disc in this shield necklace.
Every component is hand made. The end caps on the leather, the hook clasp, the subtle little charm with an eye symbol.
$97 (plus shipping and handling)