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Shooting Stars – Blue Topaz Earrings

Joseph Rhodes

$115.00

Bright and shiny blue topaz and polished silver earrings.

  • 2 1/4″ x 1/4″
  • Faceted blue topaz
  • Textured silver with twisted wire
  • Nickle-free, tarnish resistant
  • Made in NC

1 in stock

Joseph Rhodes

My interest in metallurgy has led me to crafting custom jewelry, setting gemstones, by both forging and lost wax casting. Fabricating classical loop-in-loop hand woven chains compliment many of my creations.

Description

“After graduating in 1976 from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry, I enjoyed a family dental practice for 35 years. While in dental school, I fostered an interest in precious metals during my clinical studies. After fabricating my wife’s wedding ring, a lifelong hobby of making jewelry and collecting gemstones followed. We moved to western North Carolina in 1976 where I have been encouraged and tutored by many artisans who were involved in a wide range of mediums. After retirement, my idle hands led me to my workbench. Most of my time is spent in my studio designing precious metal and gemstone jewelry by metal forming and lost wax casting. With my family’s encouragement, this is a senior’s start to a new career.”

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