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Erik Fender Cuttlebone Fish Cast Earrings


Item Number: DR 1598
Pueblo: San Ildefonso Pueblo
Artist: Erik Fender
Medium: Sterling silver
Age: 2021
Dimensions: 1 ½” x ¾”


SKU: DR 1598 Categories: , , ,


These beautiful pierced earrings are created from cuttlebone cast in sterling silver. The delicate lines of the cuttlefish create curved designs which are accentuated by three sterling silver dots.

Cuttlebone casting is an ancient technique for producing one off metal pieces. Cuttlebone is the chalky internal shell of a squid like mollusk called a cuttlefish. Erik creates molds by carving into the soft material and pouring molten silver directly into the mold, where it takes its shape and texture from the cuttlebone.

As will all of Erik’s jewelry, it is wonderfully made with meticulous attention to detail and just perfect to wear anywhere.