When Sterling Silver neared record highs the year I quit my real job to stay home full time with my oldest, I needed a different option for silver look jewelry without the price tag. A friend of mine is a pilot and owner of an aircraft modification company, she offered me some scrap aircraft aluminum and I got busy experimenting.
Lightweight, never-tarnishing and hypoallergenic? Aluminum is the perfect jewelry medium aside from being extremely difficult to work with and highly unforgiving.
These earrings are the results of years of experimentation with a technique I call browning. Resembling well reticulated silver, these earrings are incredibly lightweight show stoppers perfect for both. daily wear or a night out.
Hand crafted sterling silver hooks, measuring 2 1/4” long by 1/2” wide.