These Lunar double drop earrings in sterling silver each feature two Lunar cup-mark designs. The top section uses a standard earring stud, with the second design delicately dropping from the first. These are hand-enamelled in 'Lichen' enamel in our workshop in Orkney.
Thousands of years ago at the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney, people carved hollows or cup-marks of various sizes in rough rock, perhaps to signify an event or to follow the passage of time as the moon waxed and waned. Sheila first sketched the idea behind this collection in 2012 while visiting the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall, where some of these carvings can be seen. Sheila’s designs are textured like the surface of rock and enamelled in a variety of colours.