№ 142 Lake Stone
Stacked brown lake stones are paired with antique coin silver beads and pendants from Afghanistan.
The lake stones I use are hand drilled rocks found along the lakes in the midwest. These stones have a smooth, matte finish and each piece has unique character.
Coin silver is made from a mixture of metals with a high pure silver content, often repurposing coins by melting them down. The coin silver components I work with are antiques from all of the world, ranging from 80-120 years old, found in India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and many West African countries such as Nigeria and Mali. The wear and patina of antique coin silver has informed much of my jewelry aesthetic over the years. The pieces are very special and rare.
Earrings measure 2 ½” from top of earwire. All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.