Steel and Gold Dragonfly Earrings

A pair of steel and 24k gold dragonfly earrings we did, inspired by a possible commission.  These were a lot of fun to make!  The 24k gold inlays are parallel wire inlays, inlaid into the steel.  24k gold has an interesting property where it readily “cold welds” to itself.  In fact, old time dentists used this technique to pack sequential bits of gold foil into teeth to fix dental cavities, instead of the modern amalgam and plastic fillings used today.

Each earring is 3/4 of an inch tall, and 3/8 of an inch wide.

Thanks for looking!

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