Pair of earrings (J204)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Pair of earrings

Made in

Edinburgh

Date

1990

Description

Pair of bow-shaped silver earrings with seven dangling woven parts and detachable studs.

Materials and techniques

Oxidised sterling silver and 9ct red gold. Detachable stud earrings are bound using fine silver innerframe. Main earrings made from eight braided hollow tubes, deformed and stretched by hammering.

Dimensions

length:  6cm

Object number

J204

Category

Maker's statement

These earrings were the first to employ experiments with braiding technique ie. tubes were hammered into tapers at either end - stretching and deforming the wires. More developments with this technique have since been employed.