The labor intensive tufa cast jewelry method is how these gorgeous Dragonfly
(or perhaps bumblebee) earrings came to be, all handmade by Joel Pajarito. After cutting a tufa stone in half, smoothing out both surface sides, carving a sprue hole on top, then carefully carving out this insect design, Joel poured in molten sterling silver. Voila! They hang at about 3/4" long including earring's hook fixtures and are 1" wide. Signed by the artist.