Sawed by hand from 18 gauge sterling silver, these wild paw earrings are entirely handmade and feature an artistic pierced and cut paw design.
The earrings began as two simple flat quarter sized discs in which small pilot holes were punched, a fine jewelry saw blade was fed through the holes, and the paw design was cut out by hand. To introduce curvature into the design, the flat discs were domed on a steel dapping block. Reflecting light to produce natural highlights, curvature also adds depth and dimension to the earrings. The earrings were polished with a silicon buffing wheel to bring out a silver radiance while preserving the natural grain structure and surface textures in the sterling silver.
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