Button earrings in Argentium silver with a spiraling design inspired by Viking Sun patterns.
The dynamic, circling design on these earrings is based on a pattern I saw on an ancient Viking bronze piece in a museum years ago. To Northern peoples like the Vikings, the dramatic changes in the Sun’s path from season to season were visualized as spinning, coiled arms that overlap in a rolling circle.
I made these earrings from a disc that I textured with a subtle interlocking circles pattern, overlaid with wirework and granulation, surrounded by a bright twisted silver rope. The design has depth and vitality, centered in stability like the Sun’s energy.
These are post earrings, finished on the back so they look good from all sides.
They are 3/4 inch across and about 1/4 inch thick, hollow so they are light, with comfort-fit backs so they are balanced and easy to wear.