The gusano rojo or "red caterpillar" is an essential part of the traditional mezcal production in Oaxaca, Mexico. These earrings are an homage to these important creatures, and a beautiful conversation starter. You are bound to wear these unforgettable earrings over and over again.
They were handmade by a 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.
- 2” L x .5” W
- Made with .925 sterling silver with garnet embellishments
- Hook pierced back with latch
- Handcrafted in Oaxaca, Mexico
** The extra picture is of Flor and I at her home and workshop.