My Story: My studio sits in the Foothills of Tucson, Arizona, where I find my inspiration every day. I love the colors and the textures from nature that surround me and try to recreate the desert in my glass and jewelry. I love gemstones and rocks of all colors and shapes. And for this colection I have chosen some very special stones. I have a bad habit of buying beautiful stones and then hoarding them for that very special piece. Well, the day has arrived and I have created some pieces that allow these gemstones to shine.
The Stones: The stones in this earring are labradorite. All are rose-cut which is a method of faceting gemstones so that the base of the stone is wide, flat, and unfaceted, whereas the top of the stone is domed and covered with triangular facets.
In the metaphysical world, labradorite is considered one of the most powerful protectors. The gemstone creates a shield for auras and protects against negativity of the world. Labradorite is said to temper the negativity within ourselves as well.
Some specimens of labradorite exhibit a schiller effect, which is a strong play of iridescent blue, green, red, orange, and yellow colors.. These stones have some lovely flashes of blue.
The Setting: Sterling silver bezel set. Each piece is unique and crafted with attention to detail. As with all handmade items there will be variations.
This pair: These earrings are asymmetric. Asymmetry means that the earrings are not identical, but the elements achieve the perception of equillibrium. Asymmetry heightens the emotional impact and dramatic tension of the earrings.
The earrings hang approximately 1 7/8 inch.
If you want to see me trying on the cascade earrings watch my youtube video