Earrings for the Autumn Equinox

September 23, 2011

These Cat Eye and Claw earrings seem appropriate for the Autumn Equinox, with their balance of brown and blue, transparency and opacity, receding earth and rising water.  I carved the “claws” some time ago and only recently made the “cat eye” cabochons to go with them.  Settings are sterling silver with fine silver bezels and frosted aquamarine beads, 2.5 inches long, not including the earwires.

LEFT:  Rose gold bead (made in my shop from recycled metals), Oregon picture jasper cabochon, Guatemalan “Olmec Blue” jade carving (jadeite; carved the same on both sides).

RIGHT:  Bronze bead (cut from a broken Tibetan singing bowl), Namibian blue tigereye cabochon (the metallic line down the center is hematite), Siberian fossil mammoth ivory (the rare blue color is from vivianite, an iron phosphate mineral).

Cat Eye and Claw Earrings

Cat Eye and Claw Earrings

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3 Responses to “Earrings for the Autumn Equinox”

  1. Debbie said

    I recognized that the Siberian fossil mammoth ivory with vivianite right away! Beautifu1!

  2. judithornot said

    These are absolutely beautiful, Lorena! Very much a reflection of the Autumn Equinox. 🙂

  3. Nickie said

    These are gorgeous, and very appropriate for the Equinox. Love them.

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