Large slabs of blue turquoise marbled with grey-brown veining make a dramatic statement. Annette Ferdinandsen takes these smooth stones with a rounded rectangular shape and attaches them to her signature handcrafted 18k yellow gold branch long earrings.
earrings total length 2 15/16"
turquoise drops measure 25mm x 57mm
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.