** PLEASE NOTE: This is a Preorder Product. Your custom piece will ship to you by mid March! I will be closing this order window on February 6, 2022. Thank you!**
This Celtic Bear brings together two of my favorite things- knotwork that ties me back to my ancestral roots in Scotland and Ireland, and an animal that is deeply sacred to me. Most commonly, the bear is remembered as a sign of strength but it is so much more than that. It is a reminder to respect our cycles of rest and growth and action.
I originally carved this piece in wax before having it cast in silver, at which point I solder on an ear wire and epoxy in a cabochon of your choice. the bezel (part around the stone) in the prefabricated ear wire does have a raised ledge to protect the stone but does not come all the way up the sides so you are able to see the stone from the sides as well.
All materials used are .925 sterling silver or higher for those concerned about metal allergies. The ear wires I use are 20 gauge and I work harden them so they should be comfortable for most people and will be resistant to deforming when cared for. The overall length of the earring is 1.875" long. You may choose from 4 stone options in the drop down menu:
1) 5mm AA Amazonite cabochon (blue)
2) 5mm AAA Amethyst cabochon (purple)
3) 5mm Amber cabochon (orange)
4) 5mm Onyx (black)
For this first round, I'm afraid you will have to imagine your desired stone in the setting in the picture. I will take photos of each option next round and update this product page to make it easier to compare the styles- thank you for your enthusiasm and patience as I get my studio set back up again and get this exciting line of work rolling again!