Cynthia Rutledge - Contemporary Designs of Timeless Elegance
Jeweled Earrings
©2012 by Cynthia Rutledge

Jeweled Earrings ©2012 by Cynthia RutledgeArchaeological evidence shows the wearing of pierced earrings by both men and women dating back to 3255 BC. One of the oldest documented finds happened in 1991, in the Ötzal Alps (between Austria and Italy). Two German tourists were walking off the set path, between two mountains, and came upon a well-preserved mummy. Lovingly given the name Ötzi, he is the oldest mummy found in Europe and he had pierced ears!

All through time, the wearing of pierced earrings has been a way to adorn the body. Whether for religious purposes or for beauty, personal adornment has always been a way of self-expression.

In the 18th century style, Jeweled Earrings would make the perfect accompaniment to Portrait Jeweled Cuff (©2012 by Cynthia Rutledge), making for a set, ensemble or parure. A traditional bezel around 12mm trillion CZ’s leads to a trio of three-dimensional Peyote stitched leaves. Worn alone or with the cuff, these earrings bring to mind times past.

Skill level: Intermediate

Workshop length: This is a 1-day workshop.

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