jess blak : cross drop earrings
The cross drop earrings could once have been a byzantine ikon buried in the earth. Brought to life by their human collaborator, the silver sheen and textured detailing confront each other with serious playfulness.
made in Brisbane
material : 925 sterling silver
Due to the handmade nature of this item, your earrings are truly unique and may differ slightly from the photograph. The oxidised portion of this piece will warm and wear, subtly changing with its owner.
Jess Blak is an Australian contemporary silversmith with an appreciation for traditional craftsmanship and ethical practices. Her organic approach to creating balances repetition and authenticity whilst her collections are inspired by the juxtaposition of nature and the built environment. Jess’ style of making emulates textures found in ruins and shipwrecks, inspired by such artefacts and their ability to recall stories lost and the mystery of times past. The treatment of the silver suggests time has manipulated the surface leaving it organic and completely unpredictable, beautifying the unexpected nature of discovery.