Natural Blue Stone Drop Earrings
The endlessly stylish Alison Jean-Cole Mosaic Gold Drop Earrings!
Cut from fossicked and collected raw minerals, joined together into a mad patchwork of incredible colours and textural patterns. Alison has a great eye for colour collage and shapes.
- Handmade in the USA from: Dumortierite & Quartzite slices sandwiched together for a two tone effect.
- The natural stones fill a 34mmx36mm area and hang 65mm on hammered 14k gold fill wire.
- Lightweight, each earring weighs 5 grams each.
- Presented in an individual box for gifting.
Know Your maker
Alison Jean-Cole is a geology enthusiast and artist based in Portland, Oregon, USA. She travels all over the western deserts in search of material to use in her jewellery.
"There is a special place in my heart for colourful rocks. I pick up a lot of material from all over the world at gem shows, too. My studio set up is pretty small. I'm a one woman show. I make slabs from large chunks of rock on a slab saw, and then trim those into smaller pieces on a trim saw. I use a special grinding wheel called a flat lap to work each piece into its desired shape."
Each winter Alison publishes Thunderegg - a literary journal that focuses on the changing face of rockhounding (gem hunting) culture.
All landscape and studio process photos Alison Jean-Cole