Raindrop Earrings, Opal
Item: 233BH Opal
Sterling Silver Earrings, Opal (lab grown), 7/8" x 1/2", Hook
I love the way rain sounds on a metal roof. There is just something very comforting about it, especially when we are inside! This simple but elegant sterling silver earrings design has just the right weight to swing gently. The man-made opals have a beautiful color-play, sometimes more green, sometimes more red or blue but never quite the same.
Fairbanks is actually a desert, we only receive 18-24" of rain (or snow) within a year. When I was a kid, growing up in upstate NY, I loved the thunder and lightening storms that preceded a torrential down pour. It doesn't do that much in Fairbanks so whenever there is a storm I will always stop what I am doing and just enjoy the show.
I love to design. Wherever I walk, I am always looking for ways to capture the natural world in a piece of jewelry. I owe my talent as an artist to my maternal grandfather, Erland Waastrom, a Swede who immigrated to this country in the early 20th century. My grandfather was a visual artist. He painted versions of old masters in oils and even recreated the Mona Lisa in pastels! He was also a sculptor and worked in various mediums, including metal and wood. One time he carved a tree root, capturing the image of an embracing couple beneath a grape arbor. I believe that I have carried his love of art and creativity forward through my design work.
-Also available in Pearl, Moonstone, Lapis, and Amethyst.
-Safety sleeves are supplied with all hook earrings