chimalli I / studs / walnut
chimalli is the nahuatl work for shield. shields were used by the aztecs for protection during war and were decorated with colorful feathers from many different birds
stud earring design made from 1/8" walnut wood planks
hand finished with a non-toxic urethane gel
final size: 1" dia.
design: the ancestors
laser etching: 2ndwnd