Our blackened silver tear drop, cross embelished earrings. Rock on...

Blackened silver and gold tear drop earrings by D&ADemian and I were "playing around" in the studio putting shapes and cast icons together when we came up with these earrings.  We were looking for an edgy look... of course, but also a set of earrings women could wear with just about anything. We blackened the cut-out tear drop shapes to give the earrings an antique textured look and it contrasts well with the polished finish of the crosses.  The little stars on the bottom are sterling silver and 18k yellow gold... some simple detailing to break up the silver droplet.

You can check them out on our retail site if you wish - www.dandabrothers.com.  Please feel free to comment on these earrings.  We'd love to hear your opinion.

The silver and 18k gold "Santo" bracelet.

Silver and 18k Santo bracelet by D&AThe Santo bracelet is another one of our first pieces, and still one of my all time favorite D&A bracelets.  We designed this piece while in San Miguel as well... 2002.  We worked with a great jewelry fabricator simply named Polo who owned a small jewelry fabrication shop.  Anyhow, the top piece was carved and cast in 18k yellow gold.  The dual bone toggles were created in the same fashion.  On a side note, the dual front toggles have become a real signature look to D&A.  One either side you'll find six tiny silver skulls which give this piece a real "dia de los muertos" (day of the dead) look and feel. Silver and 18k gold santo bracelet - side view.

This piece feels great on too.  Nice and heavy and... wow does it stand out.  Every time I wear this piece out, which is just about every day, it gets noticed, a lot.  The silver and gold santo bracelet has a fairly hefty price-tag due to the large amount of 18k gold, but it's one of those pieces you will have for a lifetime, and will most likely become a family heirloom.  You can purchase the Santo bracelet here - Silver and 18k Gold Santo Bracelet by D&A.