Auction No. 3: Hammered sterling earrings

2 Aug

Meet jewelry designer Katherine Kratzer, who made some amazing hammered earrings for Joey’s Auction.

The earrings are hand-forged sterling silver hoops that have been soldered and textured with a hammer, and then the silver was oxidized. The blue glass annular beads are called Dutch Dogons and were made in Germany in the 1850s. The hoop diameter is 1 inch.

She says:

“I’m a jewelry and ornamental designer and arts educator. I used to live in Jaclyn’s neighborhood in Ohio and watched both her and Joey grow up. I loved babysitting Joey when Jaclyn and her parents had places to go. (Snap, Crackle, Pop says: I loved to babysit your girls too, Katherine!) I now reside in the Chicago area and maintain a working studio and teach classes at Water Street Studios in Batavia. Please stop by for a visit!

Find more of Katherine’s work here.

Want more details about Joey’s Auction? Click here. This auction will be open through the evening of Aug. 4.


8 Responses to “Auction No. 3: Hammered sterling earrings”

  1. Angie August 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm #


  2. Suburban Sweetheart August 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Ooh! $16

  3. PhaseThreeOfLife August 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    Drool. $20.

  4. Stephanie August 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Love! $22

  5. BarbaraJoy August 3, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    So beautiful and unique!! $25

  6. Natalie August 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Love them! $30

  7. Jaclyn August 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Auction closed.

  8. Candace Bowen August 5, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    Rats! It’s too late? I was in California, and my brain thinks it’s earlier…..I would have paid $35! 🙂

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