These large lotus roots are made of black mother of pearl and surrounded by 14k yellow gold. Annette Ferdinandsen explores the natural world around her when crafting her nature inspired jewels.
earring total length 2 3/16"
lotus root measures 1 13/16" x 1 3/4"
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.