Soft waves brush the shoreline, glittering ripples of foam and substance ebb and flow against the sand. Hand forged Argentium sterling silver swirls and twirls in gleaming eddies, framing delicate granules of silver sea foam.
Cresting waves and currents on the surface of the ocean are mesmerizing in their beauty. Waves undulate, pushing rafts of foam and bubbles together, then spinning apart into a thousand sparkles before disappearing beneath the next wave. Endlessly beautiful, this ephemeral dance of sparkling beauty is timeless.
These elegantly asymmetrical anti-tarnish silver earrings measure approximately 2 inches in length, and were made entirely by hand in my Arkansas studio.
Hand forged entirely in Argentium Sterling Silver. What is Argentium Sterling Silver? Argentium silver is a newer alloy and instead of mixing the fine silver with copper like in traditional Sterling Silver, Argentium is mixed as 93.5% silver with 6.5% Germanium. This allows the Argentium to be just as strong as traditional sterling silver, but Germanium actually allows the Argentium to create a clear oxide when exposed to air, insulating the silver and allowing the Argentium to resist tarnish.
A Note from the Artist
I am deeply inspired by the forces of water in all it’s forms. From the greatest tsunami to the tiniest tear drop, I think the ebb and flow of water reflects fascinating commentary on our lives ashore. For every ripple, there’s a measure of excitement tinged with uncertainty. For every serene wash of bubbling seafoam upon the shore, a fascinating conversation of ephemeral beauty and microscopic details can be had.
As humans we are so hurried and urgent, yet the tides continue their unceasing paths, swept by the currents, encouraged by the moon. The waves beckon the imagination of sentimental souls, rushing against the shores, forever changing the lands we walk.
I forge these artworks to uplift and inspire. It is my humble intention to enrich the world with uniquely elegant wearable art. With every piece I create, I hope to make someone stop and say, that’s beautiful.
I hope you enjoy Crosscurrents.