Snowflake Earrings #2

Sterling Silver with Quartz and Topaz Briolettes
Approximately 3 inches long, shown with french ear wire style fittings

From the romantic Victorian inspired collection: Sonnet
Handmade by Marla Trudine

My snowflake collection is so named because I make each piece by rearranging small shapes that I've created into infinite new designs. This collection is very dear to my heart because it is how I got my start in making jewelry as a little girl. My mother taught me to bend, hammer, file, design and torch solder silver with this project when I was 11 or 12, so this is how I learned of and fell in love with metal and fire. Once I had perfected this technique I was making dozens and dozens of these 'snowflakes', as I began to call them, and they quickly became a regular sell out in the jewelry art gallery that my parents' owned in the arts district of Columbus Ohio. I will always cherish my snowflakes for the memories of receiving my lifelong passion for design and micro metal sculpture, and for the happy memories of working with my talented mother.