Sterling silver cast into the bone of a cuttlefish, carved and hand-fabricated into earrings with shepherd's hooks. Malachite and Azurite (Globe, AZ) is inlaid in a channel on each earring and an elongated chrysoprase (Australia) bead dangles freely from the ear hook. These earrings measure approximately 2" long, 5mm thick and 1.25" wide.
These earrings were initially carved from wax and then cast in 18kt gold using the process of lost wax casting. The post and joint were hand-fabricated after casting. Each earring was then inlaid with Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan.