Monday, April 6, 2009

Hoops from the Sea to the Streets

Jetsam's Surfer Hoops ($75) are Hand forged. Simple yes but not boring. These are definitely the kind of earrings that can go with any daytime outfit. Jetsam has more hand forged items with set with sea glass but these are my favorites.

Marlena Genau has a different twist on hoops. Her bio says "I savor the pleasure of pushing metal to its limits." and she does in the AC Hoop Earrings ($265). They look more like sculpted ribbons than sterling hammered into twists.

I can't mention anticlastic earrings with out showing Nancy Linkin's work. Simply named "Spiral Earrings" ($425-595) these spiral earrings are graceful, organic and the reason I think she is the queen of anticlastic metal work.

Modern Hoops started in the streets. With out a doubt DMD Metal brings us amazing hoops that is all street with no boardroom or ballroom. These Train Hoops ($195) are not for every event but they do make an statement. What wonderful art!

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