Rain Cloud Studs
These post earrings were made by Michael Adams (Hopi/Tewa) and are engraved on natural alder wood and painted with a bronze metallic finish.
They measure .6" in diameter and are lightweight. These beautiful yet simple Hopi Rain Cloud studs feature the three mounds with the rain falling beneath. Growing corn in the High Desert region of Northern Arizona, the Hopi have learned to rely on moisture to nourish their dry-farmed fields. This symbols represents that happiness when your prayers have come to fruition. This item ships from the US.
Born on the Hopi reservation and surrounded by culture and art, Adams was inspired to create his own style with jewelry. He looks to his parents for inspiration; his mother is a Hopi/Tewa potter and his father is a Katsina doll carver. Each earring is created using gourd or basswood. He hand-cuts, shapes, and then paints each earring using acrylics. A final coating of protective gloss seals the design and gives the earring a shine. He explained, "I love to incorporate color and Hopi symbolism into my designs all referencing nature as it occurs naturally."