Rangelands Revealed — Starry Night Earrings
Sterling silver earrings, oxidised, with an organically shaped section removed from each edge. Across each convex surface, 9ct yellow gold wire, balled at each end, is inserted so each piece moves to the touch. The earrings hang from handmade sterling silver hooks. If you’d like to wear a touch of the Milky Way, then these earrings are for you! The golden ‘stars’ move slightly when touched, so while wearing these lux earrings you can reach for and touch the stars!
Kate Gardiner handcrafts jewellery in tribute to the rangelands of Western NSW, and she is based on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country/Canberra. Though her practice, Kate creates pieces that are a distillation of the colours and the small and large features of the rangelands. Her focus includes the curving ridgelines of sandstone that extent for kilometres through the landscape, the red sandy-loam soil, as well as tiny fragments of tree bark and the brilliant stars that blanket the night sky. Kate was a successful entrant in the Emerging Artist Category of 'The Earring Show' 2023, Craft Council of British Columbia, Canada, and she is a successful entrant to the upcoming exhibition 'Pin 9', being held in August 2023 at the Australian National Capital Artists Gallery, Canberra.
Material: sterling silver, 9ct yellow gold, live-of-sulphur, wax.
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2 x 0.4cm