Annette Ferdinandsen handcrafts 10k yellow gold into the shape of a feather, complete with hand etched ridges as its vanes. She coils the feather into a circle to create a hoop earring that feels avian and airy.
earrings total length 1 1/16"
gold hoops measure 24mm x 23mm
earwires 14k yellow gold
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.