Turquoise "Gusano" Filigree EarringsDesigner: 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 "gusano," which means "worm" in Spanish. This traditional style was inspired by the worm found in mezcal in Oaxaca.
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.
- 1.25” L x .5” W
- Made with .925 oxidized sterling silver (stamped), turquoise beads
- Latch hook pierced back
- Handcrafted in Oaxaca, Mexico
** 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.