Silver Filigree “Hazelnut” Bead Earrings
These stunning earrings are created by award-winning jeweler Luis Méndez López. Each hollow-form “hazelnut” bead is hand-made using centuries-old filigree techniques and .925 silver.
Luis began working at his father’s filigree jewelry workshop in Tamames, Salamanca when he was 14. He and his brothers now represent the third generation of goldsmiths in their family. Holding tweezers, the Méndez brothers draw fine, pliable, silver threads into intricate designs through curling, twisting, and plaiting of the metal. The threads are smoothed and twisted and then joined at points of contact.
Earrings can be paired with the Collar de Avellanas - Silver Filigree "Hazelnut" Bead Necklace for a completed look.