Building a Ladder - 22k Gold-Plated Brass EarringsLingua Nigra
Alicia Goodwin (Chicago, 1980) has been creating jewelry since childhood, but it wasn’t until she was earning her degree at The State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology that she realized that creating impactful work in metal was her true calling. During her 18 years of living in New York City, Alicia worked for many talented small designers and also larger jewelry brands, all the while adding work to her own unique line of jewelry.
The work is created using several techniques, most notably acid etching and also metal reticulation. Each approach yields random texture that can never be predicted during process. The final result is metal with a mix of textures based on time and chance. Shapes are then cut out of the work, or cast items created from wax receive texture. During one of the final steps of the process, the texture becomes even more trans-formative when electroplated with 22kt gold.
About the product:
Fun and versatile, these earrings are a fun and playful spin on the old chandelier earring. Made from hand etched brass and white metal castings, they dangle from your ear with dramatic delight! You'll want to wear these with almost everything!!
- 3" long
- Vermeil earwire, brass and white metal castings, 22kt gold plate
Handmade in Chicago by Alicia Goodwin/Lingua Nigra