A good friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Disneyland and was telling me about the safari park she went to, and how wonderful the giraffes were to watch. As she was describing the adorable baby giraffes, the idea for these earrings materialized.
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.