Guadalupita Hoops in Silver
A pair of minimal, sculptural, tufa cast hoop earrings in recycled sterling silver, with post backs for pierced ears, designed by artist Maida Branch and crafted by Gino Antonio in the Navajo Nation. Tufa casting is a generations-old method developed by Navajo silversmiths using local carved porous volcanic stone, from New Mexico and Arizona, to cast molten metals. Each cast, a small work of art in and of itself, does not survive beyond a single process, making each piece produced a unique and detailed work of art. Due to the nature of the casting process, each piece will differ and natural discrepancies are to be expected. Three sizes, approximately 1 mm in width. Small is dime-sized, Medium is quarter-sized, and Large is silver dollar-sized. Model is wearing size Medium.