While exploring the Aztec and Mayan ruins of Mexico I was fascinated with the sculptural reliefs of temples and walls. These jaguars are my own design inspired by the style of these reliefs. Jaguars were seen in Mesoamerican culture as powerful leaders: swift, agile and skilled at conquering all beasts of the jungle. These hand wood burned leopards are laser cut from bamboo, the spots are all wood burned and then hand painted with metallic watercolors. The metallic watercolor gives a sparkly and shine depending on the light. Please note these earrings are custom made to order, there may be slight variations in the design. If you would like to see a photo of the exact pair before or after ordering, OR to order custom work please e-mail: ArtistExplorestheWorld@gmail.com
You can read more about Jaguars in Mesoamerican culture here.
Hooks are 100% sterling silver .032″ (22 guage) wire. All earrings come with clear backings.
All designs start as sketches in my notebook. They are custom made in Illustrator and laser cut/engraved into sheets of bamboo. After, each piece is hand painted with watercolors and sealed with a protective clear gloss lacquer. 100% Sterling silver hooks with clear backings.
I offer custom colors and designs. Please search for “custom” to see the available selections of available custom pieces. If you do not see what you’re looking for you can also message me at: ArtistExplorestheWorld@gmail.com to order a one of a kind design.
I offer special discounts for ordering with me in person. Check the home page for a list of my current craft fair schedule to see if I’ll be coming near you in the future.
I stand behind all of my products and ensure each piece is made with good quality materials. If at any point you are unhappy with your order please let me know. I do not offer full refunds, but I do offer free repair within first 6 months since purchase date (You will need to cover shipping item to me, I will cover return shipping.)