The grey stripes of this glorious agate spiral as the color lightens toward the bottom, making it feel like the gemstone is spinning in motion. These hearty agate eggs are held in the clutches of 10k yellow gold bird claws that dangle from 14k earwires. Annette Ferdinandsen uses her handcrafted technique in these earrings to convey nature in perpetual oscillation.
earrings total length 1 11/16"
agate drops measure 9/16" by 1 1/4"
Working from her upstate New York studio, Annette Ferdinandsen's handcrafted organic creations are influenced by nature, her travels and surroundings. Her father and grandfather were both model makers for renowned Danish sculptors. Ferdinandsen followed her lineage and attended the Rhode Island School of Design studying sculpture. This background in sculpture has influenced how important form is in her work...subtle curves and movements are signatures of her pieces. An interesting side fact, Annette was David and Ron's, the designers behind Ten Thousand Things, first employee over 20 years ago.