Monday, 24 May 2010

Brickfields

Whilst this is an unprepossessing name, the Brickfields earrings are a reminder of the happiest days of my childhood. As a young child, I was fortunate enough to live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a few years. Our wonderful Amah - Jaya Letchumi - called the locale of Brickfields her home (and still does!) and as the generous and warm Auntie she became to me, I was welcomed into her home on many occasions. As I was working on this design, so many fabulous memories came flooding back - the wonderous sights, the busy and noisy house, the array of delicious food, my cheek being painfully pinched, Jaya Letchumi's warm enveloping embrace...I always felt warm, happy and safe there.

Created from a base of goldfill wire which has been shaped and hammered, an overlay of thin sterling wire is punctuated with a flashy labradorite briolette. A length of textured goldfill wire is completed with sterling handforged ear wires, while the crowning glory of this design is the shimmering array of gems that sway at the base of this design. Carefully wrapped to the frame, turquoise and labradorite have been placed on sterling headpins, while the teensy glowing red spinel rondelles have been placed on bright gold vermeil headpins.

Gorgeously dramatic, I can imagine these being supremely helpful on those days you feel like channeling your inner Bollywood! ;)

These measure 6.4cm or 2.5" in length.

All metal is either blackened (oxidised) fine or sterling silver, goldfill - 12k gold bonded to brass - or vermeil - 22k or 24k gold over sterling silver.

Available here.

1 comments:

The Silver Swann said...

gorgeous earrings. love it!