Beautiful Cages Collection 2020 Eleanor Watson Enamel and semi precious stones drop earrings Citrines
  • Beautiful Cages Collection 2020 : enamel, silver and citrine earrings


    "We will clothe ourselves in beautiful cages" 


    My enamelled earrings with citrine briolette drops on oxidised sterling silver ear wires. Decorated with images inspired by the exquisite wrought iron galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum . The golden hues on the enamel on this pair remind me of Japanese lacquer-ware boxes, so I enamelled them on the back with a bright red enamel for contrast.


    My first line is taken from a poem written during lockdown. We live behind closed doors, standing behind our balconies ( some of which are beautiful wrought iron) This made me reflect on us being like caged birds, unable to live normal lives, and yearning for freedom. Perhaps we need to make them "beautiful cages"? So let's start with our ears!


    Materials: Vitreous enamel on copper, oxidised silver and citrines

    Total length: 60mm (6cm)


    My "Beautiful Cages" earrings are available in other colours with matching semi precious stones, including garnets, peridots, topaz and carnelian.


    Your earrings will be gift boxed, and sent Royal Mail, First Class Signed for recorded delivery.  Postage and packing are included in the price in the UK only .


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    • How I make them

      I hand cut the shapes from copper, preparing them for enamelling. Each earring is fired 5 times to over 800 degrees, with fine coats of vitreous enamel applied by hand on the front and back. I fabricate and oxidise the silver ear wires and carefully add a tiny semi precious briolette in matching colours as a tear drop of dangled light at the bottom.