Silver Circle Lattice Earrings
I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and is made with reclaimed silver. On 1/2-inch diameter circles of 22-gauge silver, I fused hand-woven strips of 26-gauge silver. The resulting pattern resembles a lattice pie crust. I domed the disks with a wooden dapping block and polished them. Each earring is 0.5” (13 mm) in diameter and weighs 2.2 grams. For an item like this, I take new photos for each piece. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you will receive if you order. I enjoy fused metal jewelry and will probably always incorporate this lattice/waffle/mesh weave into pieces each year. It’s a pain to make and fun at the same time, and I definitely like the look when they’re finished; and I definitely hope you like it too. The following description of Argentium Silver is courtesy of Rio Grande: Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and less likely to tarnish under most conditions. It welds flawlessly and is ideal for fusing techniques. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. Your customers will appreciate the value and convenience of brighter-white sterling silver designs that resist tarnishing and keep on shining.