Flower Burst Silver Filigree Drop EarringsDesigner: Flor Gutierrez Pacheco
These intricate silver filigree earrings were handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico, and were made by an artisan that I was introduced to through another artisan named, Flor (whose work I also have featured in the shop).
Work in filigree is very traditional to this part of Mexico and was brought to Mexico by the Spanish after the conquest. Flor's friend takes silver threads and coils them into intricate designs. Accessories like these silver filigree earrings were favorites of Frida Kahlo, the famous surrealist painter, and often part of her traditional Tehuana attire which is from a region in the state of Oaxaca.
- 2.75” L x 1.5” W
- Made with .925 oxidized sterling silver (stamped), the oxidation gives the silver its darker patina
- Hook pierced back with latch
- Handcrafted in Oaxaca, Mexico
** The extra picture is of Flor and I at her home and workshop. Flor 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.