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jewelry BIRD IN HAND CLAY CAMEO BRONZE EARRING JCE315 Julie Cohn Design Artisan Bronze Jewelry Handmade
jewelry BIRD IN HAND CLAY CAMEO BRONZE EARRING JCE315 Julie Cohn Design Artisan Bronze Jewelry Handmade

BIRD IN HAND CLAY CAMEO BRONZE EARRING

The Bird in Hand Earrings feature hand made Bird Clay Cameos on Bronze hands and gold filled posts; 2 inches tall by .75 inches wide. Each clay piece is hand mixed individually to create one of a kind heirlooms.

Inspired by a relic from the Egyptian collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the bird image was first carved in wax and then used to create an impression in the clay resembling Italian intaglio engravings. One earring has a raised impression and the other is concave. Each is hung from a cast bronze hand; one facing forward and the other backward. The earrings are a modern interpretation of a classic intaglio earring.

"As a designer, I am interested in taking non-precious materials and elevating the perception of their worth. The polymer clay used in this design takes on the appearance of marble through subtle color choices, meticulously mixing and hand forming. Formed into classical shapes, the finished pieces are one of a kind and have a new level of  sophistication when combined with bronze and semi-precious stones."

You may also like the Egg in Hand Pendant, the Scarab Pearl Earrings and the Beetle Cameo Earrings.

Limited Edition. Handcrafted in the USA.