Arracadas Silver Fliligree Hoop Earrings - SmallDesigner: Flor Gutierrez Pacheco
Traditional yet classic earrings that you are bound to wear over and over. They were handmade by a talented and lovely woman I met in Oaxaca, Mexico named Flor. She brought me to her house to share how she makes the silver molds for all her jewelry designs. She was taught by her parents and is one of 10 children.
This style of earrings is called "arracada." The do not sit perpendicular to the head. They sit more parallel with a slight angle. They are made that way...your profile view will be stunning!
I also believe Frida Kahlo would have worn earrings *like* these! They are so classic to this region of Mexico, where Frida adapted her style.
- 1” L x .5” W
- Made with .925 sterling silver (stamped)
- Handcrafted in Oaxaca, Mexico
- **Note** The "ball" part at the top of the earring is actually the back. We had Daphne is the above picture put in the earrings "backwards" through the back of the ear to show how they would look with the "ball" on the front. Either is possible.
** The first extra picture is of Flor and I at her home and workshop. The second is a picture of Flor giving a demonstration as to how she makes her silver molds using molten silver poured into primitive dirt and oil casts imprinted with the forms of original, vintage molds created by her parents.