Beth E. Coiner Fishbone Earrings
"The original fishbones, were given to me by a friend that had found two perfectly matching parts on a beach in North Carolina. She had these for a long time before we met. Once she learned about how I make many of my jewelry collections from specimens found in nature, she generously offered these lovely fishbones to me thinking that I could make them into jewelry. I only have a couple of jewelry designs that originated from friends giving me found treasures. When I make these designs, I feel very connected to my friends that thought of me when they found something truly special that I could translate into jewelry."
Origins/Source/Inspiration- Collected two matching in opposition parts of a long fishbone with a gentle curve for framing the face as earrings, translated into production mold for lost wax casting process.
Hand-cast Fishbone approximate 55x14mm with post and ear backs. Sterling Silver with a blackened finish.