Natural Stone Mosaic Gold Drop Earrings
Natural Stone Mosaic Gold Drop Earrings by Alison Jean Cole
The stones fill a 34mmx36mm area and hang 65mm on hammered 14k gold fill wire. The earrings weigh 5 grams each.
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.
Made from: Basalt, Lapis, Sandstone, Jasper & Alunite
Know Your maker
Alison Jean Cole is a geology enthusiast and artist based in Portland, Oregon. She travels all over the western deserts in search of material to use in my craft.
"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 slaw, 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