When I arrived in Bali I was fascinated by local artisans who were crocheting traditional ornaments with long strings of metals using a forgotten ancient technique. I knew this was what I looked for to manifest my signature jewelry line using this ancient weaving method.
This meticulously crafted 24K gold-plated brass earrings are part of the Milena Zu’s recent swarovski beads collection. Unlike traditional beadwork where one bead is attached to another, for this pair hundreds of smallest beads were attached one by one to the mesh cone using tiny metallic needles. This technique allows the beads to move and create magnetic sparkling effect. Mixed turquoise and charcoal coloured swarovski beads stand out nicely against golden background.
Length - 6.5cm, max diameter of the cone - 1.5cm
Brass plated 24K gold, swarovski beads, silver 925 plated 24K gold hook