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Spiral-Shaped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Peru, 'Elegant Spirals'

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Spiral-Shaped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Peru, 'Elegant Spirals'

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Peruvian artisan Zaida Lanning designs and hand crafts these modern dangle earrings from sterling silver. Zaida combines an oxidized and high polish finish to create a contrast between a pair of spirals in a hammered style. These earrings will add a flair of fun to any outfit.

Made in Peru

  • 925 sterling silver
  • Post earrings
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Combination finish
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  • 6 grams
  • 0.21 oz
  • 4.2 cm L x 1.3 cm W x 0.1 cm D
  • 1.7" L x 0.5" W x 0" D
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Zaida Lanning

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Zaida Lanning from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Zaida Lanning

Zaida Lanning

“We do all of the work in the workshop to create the jewelry I design: from melting the silver, transferring it to the cast, welding the pieces together and adding the finishing touches.”

“My name is Zaida Lanning and I was born in Sacramento, California. I am Peruvian-American. My parents met in Peru... during an archaeological assignment. I came to Peru when I was a year old. As children, my brother and I would accompany my mother on her field assignments. My oldest memory is when I was five years old and my brother was three years old. My grandmother, brother and I were in a ramshackle camp located in an isolated area on the northern coast of Peru. My mother was excavating in a ceremonial area called Las Aldas for four months as part of her doctoral thesis. What an adventure, with two women and two children in the Peruvian desert! That was my family circle: my mother, grandmother and brother.

“A difficult moment in my life was the death of my younger brother, with whom I’d shared so many adventures. But those weren’t the only moments that impacted my life.

“I was influenced by a very extraordinary woman: my godmother. Along with her sister, she propelled, supported and spread Peruvian art. I remember she converted her home into a museum, where she replaced the furniture with pedestals to exhibit beautiful Peruvian art pieces.

“In the Andes, the roads can always become an adventure. When my daughter was 10 years old, we visited Cuzco. To get from a place called Tambomachay to another called Qenqo, we decided to travel like the people there usually do: on the hopper of a pickup truck. It was covered in potato sacks and crowded with sheep and human passengers. The real adventure began when the truck was in movement. As it went downhill over a curvy road we were almost in the air, taking in the lovely scenery.

“I’ve always worked with my hands: knitting, pottery, recycling materials and repurposing other items as they break down. This is how I discovered silver, which fascinates me for its plasticity despite being a hard metal.

“I worked as a librarian in a French research center for 26 years. A decade before leaving that job, I had my contact with jewelry in a small training center where 20 people around a single table learned with a few tools but a lot of enthusiasm.

“In 2006, I decided to make my dream a reality: to dedicate myself full-time to jewelry. Going from a dependable job to an independent endeavor wasn’t easy. I had a to learn a lot of things, but I didn’t lack enthusiasm. It was in this new phase that I had the opportunity to learn in a jewelry workshop and spent six months in Cajamarca. Since then, I’ve taken courses and gone to fairs to keep learning new methods and techniques. I work with silver as a base material and combine it with other materials that give color to the final pieces. The silver I use comes from the main refinery in Peru, which is of the highest quality.

“We do all of the work in the workshop to create the jewelry I design: from melting the silver, transferring it to the cast, welding the pieces together and adding the finishing touches. “A lot of things inspire me — nature, the everyday and even dreams. I do everything from designing to creating the final piece. I reach out for support from young artisans, from whom I expect the sensibility, care for detail and meticulous approach even for the simplest and smallest pieces. “My future plans include developing my creative capacity by using diverse materials with silver and making the venture grow to manage this labor.”

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
MEN S M L XL XXL
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5
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BUST / CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.

WAIST

Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.

LOW WAIST

Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.

HIPS

Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.

NECK

Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.

SLEEVE

Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.

INSEAM

Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.

 

Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

MEN S M L XL XXL
inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

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