Loretta Fontaine Jewelry Lucy Earring with Crimson Rose

Loretta Fontaine Jewelry Lucy Earrings with Crimson Rose

$60

sterling silver, miniature original Loretta Fontaine photograph, clear resin, freshwater pearls

Product Description

These sterling silver earrings are REVERSIBLE! The sterling silver lever-back earwires allow you to open the earwire, thread the earrings off, and reverse the earring. Very simple! The locking leverback secures the earring securely to your ear.

One side features my miniature original photographs of an heirloom red crimson rose. The reversible side has an etched design that I abstracted from a antique English William Morris wallpaper. First, I traced the complex wallpaper design on tracing paper and then simplified it before I transferred the design to metal, and etched the design on my master model. The jewelry was cast in sterling silver and given a matte finish with an eco-friendly process. Liver of sulfur was used to antique and oxidize the sterling silver, and the high areas of the design were burnished to a brilliant shine. The earrings are finished with a pair of white freshwater pearls.

The earrings are 1 3/8″ high with the earwires and freshwater pearls, and the diameter of the circle is 3/8″ – see the last image for a photograph of the earrings next to a ruler and copper penny to get a good sense of scale.

-Loretta

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