Author(s): Nicolas Estrada
A new wave of designers and artisans are creating earrings that push the boundaries of jewelry design. Drawing on unique sources of inspiration to incorporate symbol and meaning, they are redefining the earring as more than a mere ornamental piece. This book showcases a stunning collection of the innovative work of jewelry designers from around the world, drawing together a variety of creative approaches and methods. Employing an array of materials, the models on show range from the traditional many displaying tribal inspiration to more complex, cutting-edge pieces. All of the jewelry featured is notable for its boldness, whether in terms of dimension, colour or composition, its exuberance or the choice of materials. Whatever the materials chosen, it is the design that shines through. The miscellaneous approaches shown in this book highlight the copious and constantly renewed creative potential offered by earrings.