Sea Turtle Earrings

Sea Turtle Earrings


I was inspired to make these earrings after touring the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail, North Carolina. The sea turtles are just awesome animals, so graceful in the water.

These earrings were lovingly created entirely by hand, using an ancient technique called chasing and repousse. This 5000 year old technique uses small, specialized tools and a hammer to push and form the metal, either from the front of the piece or from behind. This is a time-intensive, meditative technique, which produces a unique result.

The earrings are 1-1/2 inches long and hang from handmade sterling silver earwires.

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