In my quest to understand the reasons we wear jewelry, I am drawn to the most ancient pieces that are used in adornment. The symbol of a crescent moon seems to speak to the soul. It's just our nature to wear it, I believe.
Likewise, there is something universally appealing for the form of those hopeful stars in the sky. Finally, there is the Sun - the source of our life and light.
Over the years I find I never tire of wearing these symbols of the sky and I never tire of making jewelry to celebrate them. So, I've decided to offer them together in one place for you as the Metal Sky Jewelry Collection. I will start with what is ready and add to it, little by little.
The plan is to offer most designs in sterling silver, antiqued sterling silver, antiqued copper and ancient copper finish. Eventually I will also offer brass, probably with a bronze patina. If you don't see a piece in the metal or finish you need, just let me know.
I'm starting with just a few earrings. All of these earrings are hand-crafted in the studio, starting with a sheet of pure copper or 925 Sterling silver. The design is hand drawn and cut. It is then hammered for an interesting texture. Depending on your choice, it is either polished or put through an aging process for a patina finish.
The Metal Sky Jewelry Collection is available for purchase on my website. Only two earring styles available right now, but as mentioned, I'll add much more, a little at a time. I figure that's more fun than waiting for the whole collection at once. Besides, this is the type of collection that will be with me for many years. The Moon, the Sun and the Stars never go out of style.
Mary Lu Wason
is a studio jeweler. Here she shares the inspirations, discoveries and process of creating her art jewelry collections.
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