Exquisitely dainty, elegant – even feminine – these ravishing earrings have an old-fashioned sensibility. However, they were meticulously fabricated by a rodeo champion, horse-trainer, and multiple award-winning jeweler. Shane is also actively involved in monitoring the integrity of Native arts, serves on the board of the Santa Fe Indian Market, and has been voted Indian Artist of the Year – more than once.
Using chasing, overlay, chiseling, and other metalwork techniques, the earrings gleam and glitter. A variety of textures also embellish them. A delicately formed wild rose has chiseled petals that are gracefully shaped. A dome of polished, plain silver forms the brightly gleaming center.
Below the flower, graceful curls of textured silver resemble waves, or curly leaves. The background is darkened, which sets off the bright silver and rests the eye. The edges are chiseled, on a lower plane than the swirls. The whole is finished off by a limpid green peridot, at the very bottom.
Richly embellished, but formed with clarity in each element, these earrings are gorgeously different, light on the ear, and very wearable. A beautiful reflection of the imagination and skill of this lauded jeweler.