The "Batik" collection is my variation on the patterning technique on cloth which uses a wax resist and dyes to create a design. I draw a lacquer resist on polished sterling, dip it in a solution which heavily oxidizes the exposed silver. Then I remove the resist and burnish the sterling shape leaving a satin gray pattern on the silver. I finish this with 18k Gold-Vermeil discs and freshwater pearls or cubic zirconia. 18k Gold-Vermeil earwires are left sterling at the top where they rest in the ear, and they clip closed in the back.
2 1/4" long x 1 3/4" wide