Just making some special little showroom earrings for the open studio like I do every year.
This year the eyes have it.........
I have only made a few of these sterling silver earrings
so if you like what you see get to the OPEN STUDIOS early.
Silver Ex Votive offering from my collection.
An exvoto or votive offering is an expression of thanks, dedicated to a cured part of the body. They are made of silver, wax, or painted on a panel. They are brought out of gratitude, displayed at the church. Prior to the advent of the eye-care professional they were the only recourse for those suffering from eye problems; basically praying was all that was available in early times. Poorer folk centuries ago likely offered ex votives on perishable material, not being able to afford better.