Yesenia Salgado Tellez is a highly skilled metal worker who creates masterful sterling silver pieces in the ancient and disappearing filigree jewelry style that Oaxaca, Mexico was previously known for. Yesenia melts her own silver and crafts the sheets and wires and silver solder to her exacting specifications. She uses the wire to individually craft each tiny part of the design of her pieces, then solders them together on top of a piece of specially made charcoal. Each piece is handcrafted with love and tradition... and tons of labor! She is a powerful and talented voice for the importance of preserving folk art traditions that are rapidly being replaced with the mass production of products without a human hand, nor a spirit of creativity behind them. At only 29 years of age, and the youngest member of her family, she is already winning awards for her precise and lovely silversmithing. She began metalsmithing at only sixteen years of age! With her own hands she is able to craft a gorgeous range of jewelry that pays homage to her ancestors and the traditions that were passed on to her by her very own parents.
Although filigree gets a ton of attention, the lost wax casting technique that Yesenia Salgado also uses is truly beautiful! A gorgeous design from Yesenia that many associate with the culture and traditions in Mexico, yet are gorgeous enough to wear with anything. Even the wire backings are crafted with the silver that Yesenia melts down herself! These earrings are a beautiful statement piece, but still surprisingly lightweight for a solid piece of sterling silver! Yesenia really tries to pay special attention to each piece, insuring that they are as comfortable and easy to wear as possible.
Approximate Measurements: 1 13/18" long x 5/8" wide