Layered Concho Drop Earrings

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Layered Concho Drop Earrings-  Concho - The word concho comes from the Spanish “concha”, which actually means “conch” or “seashell” but has come to mean “round disks of silver”. Conchos are used often, particularly in the southwest, to add embellishments to enhance the design of leather goods and jewelry.  I am particularly drawn to the details of a concho and their 3-dimensional effects.

I hand crafted these highly detailed conchos from sterling silver sheet, and soldered them to a hand cut, round back plate, creating a layered effect. I then textured edges of the back plate, darkened the sterling silver, and then polished the earrings to give the patina a rich finish. 

The layered conchos measure 1" round, and the earrings measure approximately 1 3/4" in length from the top of the hand wrought sterling silver ear wire to the bottom of the earring.

Please zoom in on the pictures to see the details of these lovely sterling silver earrings up close and personal!

All metals used in these earrings are .925 sterling silver.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting handmade!