3D Chunky Hoop Earrings
These handmade earrings are a Bauhaus-inspired take on the classic hoop earring form with a chunky, 3-dimensional profile. Each earring is fabricated by soldering six separate pieces of silver together, smoothing the surfaces, and brushing to a satin or polished finish to complement the soft contours of lobe and cheek. The post disappears into the earlobe and the look is modern and minimalist.
About Bart Arnold
His jewelry pieces are formed exclusively by hand using sheet metal and wire: sterling silver, nickel silver, copper and 14K gold.
He creates volume by soldering, bending, folding, forging and by the ancient technique of repurpose which involves hammering the work from both sides while it is attached to heat-softened “pitch.” This enables him to push and pull flat metals into voluminous shapes. The pieces are finished by filing smooth, sanding and brushing or polishing. Color contrasts are introduced through heat oxidation.