Small Sterling Silver Laos Stud Earrings

These oxidized Sterling Silver stud earrings are surrounded by a rope twist.  Handmade in Laos, the Dog Phikoun Flower is the centerpiece to this work of art. The Dok Phikoun Flower is thought to assure good health and fortune. To create this flower, sterling silver is hand run through a flattener until it becomes a very fine silver wire.  Next the fine wire is run through a spindle to create the petals to the flower. As the center of the flower is being melted, the spiral has to be uniformly cut by hand to be heated and adjoined with a very tiny silver beaded centerpiece.

Handmade by a Laos artist

1/2" Diameter