Strength Taino Copper Earrings
by Norma I. Vega.
(Yonkers, New York)
These are 100% Copper, including the ear pieces which I styled to follow the curves of the earrings.
They are inspired by my heritage, the Taino people of the Caribbean. I used their symbol for “The Supremacy of God” and came up with these.
I love working in wire! I especially like copper, brass, and silver. I like that the wire basically leads my design.
Even though I use symbols as inspiration, sometimes the wire does what it wants to do and there is no point fighting it.
I have always had a connection to wire; as far back as six. I played with telephone wires and made rings with them. I loved making butterflies!
Now, I’m trying to use this medium to make more sophisticated pieces. They always carry a message: one that is positive and uplifting.
I hope you like them!