Annette Ferdinandsen handcrafts these plump onyx gemstones with facets to resemble the body of a pineapple. She affixes 14k yellow gold pineapple leaves to finish the fruit design. These hanging earrings make up a cheerful and bouncy pair that is delicate enough to be worn daily.
earrings total length 1 1/8"
onyx drops measure 7/16" by 13/16"
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.