Vitruvia Earrings in Oxidized Silver and Gold-Venessa Gade
14k Gold fill chain is woven through precisely drilled holes, forming an abstract pattern within hand fabricated and oxidized sterling silver circles suspended from a gold fill french ear wire.
As shown circles measures approximately 1.5 inches in diameter.
Made by hand in San Francisco.
Venessa describes her work as contemporary, with clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic reminiscent of Japanese and Scandinavian design. Particular pieces have been inspired by everything from art deco architecture, ikebana flower arrangements, suspension bridges and even crisscrossing power lines. Her designs tend toward an asymmetrical pattern encased within a perfect circle, evident in her debut Inner Circle collection first launched in 2007, which now has become her signature line. She enjoys the challenge of creating a perfectly balanced geometric structure that still maintains an element of movement, all the while utilizing the negative space as an integral part of the design.
Her work is now featured in fine boutiques and galleries around the country, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles.