hand tooled leather meets carnelian
i normally think of hand-tooled leather as being for belts or cowgirl boots, but when i saw these beads, i thought that leather might have a place on ears, too. the pattern reminds me of a river delta. or maybe desert dunes. something soothing in its repetition.
the lines on the leather had been dyed with a lovely orangey-tan, so i looked to carnelian, a personal favorite of mine (yay orange!). together, they looked so great that i didn’t add much else: just a bali sterling silver spacer. i hung them from sterling silver earwires; because of how they hang, they have a little movement to them.