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coyolxauhqui / cherry


coyolxauhqui was the aztec goddess of the moon or milky way. her name means "painted with bells." the 10.5 ft diameter stone was re-discovered in 1978 when electrical workers were excavating the basement of a bookstore in downtown mexico city. in condensing a three-dimensional scene onto a two-dimensional plane, it is one of the great masterpieces of aztec art and now resides in the museo del templo mayor in the city in which it was discovered.

earring design made from 1/8" cherry wood planks

single-sided etch design

hand finished with a non-toxic urethane gel

hand-formed 14k rose gold-filled earring wire

final size: 2.25" x 2.25"

design: the ancestors

laser cutting/hand-form wire: 2ndwnd