Like a mollusk at the bottom of the ocean, these hanging earrings have a simplicity in form but they reveal an intricate design. Annette Ferdinandsen handcrafts 10k yellow gold into the exact shape of a large mussel shell. Its long profile and deep set curves are feminine and wearable.
earrings total length 1 5/8"
gold mussel shell drops measure 17mm x 32mm
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.