Fixed Air, Silos Earring, Gold
Hand-forged self-clasping earrings made from 14k Goldfilled wire by maker Tania Enriquez/Fixed Air.
Gold-filled wire is a tube of gold that has been filled with a base metal, (generally pure jeweler's brass), and the two are securely bonded together with heat and pressure. Gold-filled and rolled gold items typically contain much more gold than electroplated gold items and do not tarnish or wear off the same way as gold plated items do either.
Due to the handmade nature of these, there is slight size and shape variation between pairs we see this as a celebration of the organic nature of Enriquez's work.
Width: approx.4.2cm Length:3.2cm -please note measurements can vary and are an approximate measurement.
The Silos Earring is also available in .999 fine silver.
Fixed Air is the jewellery work of Los Angeles based Tania Enriquez, a practice that started over ten years ago as a means of tangible creative expression.
"Metal forging might be my favorite (so far) because of its fluidity in movement. You start with a metal wire, then you just let your hands move and see what happens... I call them wire sketches. I think there's so much beauty in being intuitive with the form that satisfies you... my goal is to be able to relate this feeling somehow".