The patterning in these beautiful matched-pair Mookaite Jasper cabochons inspired the design setting. I was seeing a bird soaring in a gorgeous red & yellow sunset (see photos). To complement this idea, I chose to make a setting that suggests looking at the scene through tree branches.
To begin, I added an embossed botanical pattern to a sheet of sterling silver and used this for the back side of the custom bezel setting. For the leaves, I melted the ends of pieces of sterling wire into a ball then forged a tiny integral leave from the ball. I twisted three of these leaves together, then shaped and soldered them around the edge of the bezel. I formed ear wires from two more leaves. The setting has been patina'd then the highlights polished.
Measures 1 3/4" from top of ear wire to bottom of dangles and 5/8" wide.
You will receive the exact pair pictured.
Mookaite Jasper Earrings, Birds at Sunset Dangles listed in:
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