Hinged Sea Urchin disc with Iolite Earrings

April Ottey

Hinged Sea Urchin disc with Iolite Earrings

I cast the discs in sterling silver and oxidized them to emphasize the depth and intricacy of the sea urchin texture. The hinges on these earrings allow them great movement. The 4mm faceted gemstones add a vibrant pop of color. Choose either the longer or shorter version—either way, they’re great fun to wear.
Details:
Material: recycled sterling silver
Finish: oxidized
Gemstone: 4mm,  iolite 
Earring length: 2 1/2 inches
Earring width: 3/4 inch 
Earring type: Dangle
Hook backs

April Ottey is a Port Townsend, WA based jewelry artist whose work explores the transformative power of nature. She focuses on the intricate details of the natural world—the architecture, texture, and shape of natural artifacts—in order to draw attention to the beauty surrounding us that we too often overlook. 

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