Foldforming is a technique where sheet metal is folded, hammered, heated, and opened up to create lines and shapes in the metal. The process has the metal go through both hardening and softening, leaving unique designs. Kind of like people; we have experiences that toughen us up and then others that soften us so we are open to something new.
Every fold leaves a mark, leaving a beautiful design where it feels like the metal is wrinkled fabric. These earrings remind the wearer that you can be both tough, and resilient and soft. Designed as a mismatched set, one is a square (approx 1/2″) while the second piece drops down with a single 3mm clear tube set Cubic Zirconia (approx 1.5″ by 1/2″). Silver dust has been fused on the surface to create a luxurious rough texture finished with an oxidized antique patina.
Each earring is made of 22 gauge sterling silver sheet on a sterling silver post.