We are all familiar with the symbol of yin and yang.
Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and night time. Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime. (wikipedia).
However, there is much more to yin and yang than just balance. Want to learn more?. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang
It seemed like a fun project to use the symbol in a pair of earrings, and I’m quite happy with the outcome. The frames are formed from one continuous heavy gauge copper wire that was hammered for strength. It was then completely coiled with fine wire and the areas were filled with Japanese Myuki matte seed beads. To add contrast, I used shiny faceted gemstone coin beads for the dots: black onyx and clear rock crystal. The oval dangles are black spinel and clear rock crystal. The raw copper ball pins are handmade.
Length of the earrings including the ear wires and dangles: 90mm - (3 1/2").
The symbols have a 45mm diameter.
All metal used is pure copper that has been heavily oxidised and polished.
To extend the life of this unique jewelry, please do not bring in contact with oils, perfume, acid etc.
Mail is regular ground/air mail, non-insured. Although mail is quite reliable, I don't take responsibility for items getting lost in the mail. If you choose registered mail, I will gladly get accurate additional information for you.
Wear in beauty, good health and happiness!