Sterling Silver Earrings of Peacock Feather Design with Blue Paua Shell Accent

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands.  (Mahatma Gandhi)

... and peacocks.  I have always admired the wonders of peacocks.  Did you know that microscopic crystal-like structures that reflect different wavelengths of light give peacock feathers their brilliance? 

I hand-fabricate these earrings by impressing a subtle peacock feather texture into annealed sterling silver sheet.  Since each pair is made one at a time by hand, there will be slight variations from one pair to the next.

I then cut out the semi-square shape and bezel set a lovely little blue Paua shell stone (Māori Abalone) as accent.

These are deceptively lightweight earrings.  The "square" is a but less than an inch across and about ¾ of an inch tall.  The designs are only on the front.  I added a patina to the silver to accentuate the design..