Named after Thebe the daughter of Zeus and Iodama -a priestess of Athena, these earrings with oval drops feature a bird in flight captured in relief and intaglio. Birds for the ancients symbolised the link between the the human world to the divine.
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A characteristic of Vikki Kassioras jewellery pieces is that they are designed to individualise through wear by their owner. Oxidisation or blackening is a surface patina that will naturally change and wear away over time.
hand made fused link
oxidised (blackened) patina
total length of earring including drop approximately 4cms
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The technique of fusing utilises the natural properties of sterling silver. Each link is overlapped and carefully heated to the point just before melting. This bonds the metal and produces a strong join without the use of solder. The use of fusing to make jewellery was utilised by many ancient cultures but the Etruscans undoubtedly made the finest examples.