Earrings inspired with Kintsugi 金継ぎ
The meaning of the word Kintsugi literally means, in Japanese, joining or repairing with gold ( written 金継ぎ).
It consists of joining the pieces of objects made of ceramic or other materials, using some adhesive material mixed with gold dust, silver or other precious material.
Through this process, a kind of “golden scar” is created that highlights the cracks and makes the object even more beautiful and valuable than before.
As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
MEASUREMENT AND MATERIALS
The earring is 30mm wide. This is not small ear studs. Part that goes in ear is made from sterling silver.
The colors are always carefully chosen for each piece of jewelry. I mix colors until I get the color and tone that I really want, then I shape and decorate each and every pieces. I work with a very thin needle, applying every detail, some of my details are less than a millimeter. My jewelry is not made by using molds. The polymer clay cabochon, petals and other details are made by hand. Each piece of my jewelry is unrepeatable-you can be sure. I really love what I do, and I enjoy it. Jewelry shown here is made with great love, patience and passion to create something that is uniquely.
This item (the clay designs) is a piece of original and unique artwork, my intellectual property and copyrighted. I understand that you admire my work and that it inspires you, but do not try to imitate it – these are two completely different things. The people deserve to see what you can do. Do not mimic, copy or reproduce any of my little wearable artwork stories made by hands – it is illegal for you to do that.