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Meghan Schmiedel Studio

Maggot Menagerie Earrings

Maggot Menagerie Earrings

Regular price $1,320.00 USD
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This pair of earrings is inspired by a dead pigeon I once came across on a sidewalk that appeared to be in perfectly pristine condition but was actually stuffed with an assortment of tiny maggots and worms. Their slick pink and white bodies shone like gems and pearls creating a weird juxtaposition between the grotesqueness of what was and the odd beauty of what it mimicked. These earrings feature an abundance of freshwater pearl fringe pouring out from each enameled bird body adding both movement and elegance to the pair while also subtly representing the new life emerging from the birds body.

materials: enamel, watercolor enamel, copper, freshwater pearls, glass beads, thread, sterling silver

length: 3"

width: 1 1/16"

*The earwires are sterling silver

*I hand-paint each individual piece of my jewelry with enamel. The pearls I use are freshwater and thus each one is slightly unique in shape. With these things in mind, please understand each pair of earrings may have slight differences.

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