Gypsy Dangle Sterling Silver and Brass Earrings GDE002 by Votive Designs Jewelry
Lucy Barna creates these Gypsy Dangle earrings. They have brass and sterling shapes dangling delicately from sterling silver chain.
Handmade in the USA
* Size: approximately 4.25" long
Shipping: approximately one to two weeks.
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Due to the nature of handcrafted work, subtle variations are natural.
Lucy Barna is a metalsmith, designer, and artist. Her handcrafted, elemental jewelry is simple, delicate, contemporary, organic, and minimal. She uses sterling silver, 18k gold, 14k gold-fill, jeweler's brass and natural stone. Attention to detail, original designs, and the return to slow, hands-on craftsmanship are trademarks of Lucy's work.
Lucy Barna Artist Statement:
My design concepts originate in the abstract, rustic, natural world, and slowly meld in clean, contemporary images. This artistic process originally surprised me, as in my early career I had anticipated creating pieces with a rough, raw look as opposed to the polished, more modern look they now reflect. Sometimes the design stems from an emotion, a sensation or experience I hope to portray through a particular work. Other times, it is an intentional concept, aimed at evoking a specific cognitive reaction upon view. I am continually surprising myself with the motivation behind my pieces and the final product. Now it is just part of the process, never knowing what the inspiration will manifest. Current inspirations include the movement of water, the patterns of the ocean, sacred math symbolism, and unusual pairings.
Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by me personally, in my home studio in Manzanita, Oregon, a tiny town along the raw and wild pacific coastline. Attention to detail, original designs, and the return to slow, hands-on craftsmanship are trademarks of my work.
One of my favorite quotes, which I have hanging in my studio, is “The manual world saves sanity” (Chogyum Turnip Rinpoche). In an era of mass-production and an endless supply of technological design software and production tools, I prefer to go slow. Use a pencil to draw the design. Work with my saw, hammer with hand-strength and not that of a machine. I love what I do, and I put this passion into every piece.