Icarus – The Fall of the Patriarchy



According to Greek mythology, the Athenian inventor Deadalus and his son, Icarus, were imprisoned by King Minos of Crete. For their escape, the inventor built two pairs of wings made from wax, one for himself, and one for his son. Before they took flight, the old man warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, for the wings would melt. Icarus, however, believed himself invincible and, drunk off of his own ego, disregarded his father’s warnings. His overconfidence and arrogance became his demise, as the wings melted and Icarus fell to his death.

Patriarchy, strap your wings – we’re comin’ in hot.





Hand Sculpted in Jeweler’s wax

Cast in 935 Silver and 14k Gold

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Technique & Materials

Cast in 935 Silver and 14k Gold, Hand sculpted in jeweler’s wax


Made to order custom piece

How to wear

Icarus’ figure features an earring rod for safe wear. Secure the rod on the earlobe first, then wrap the cuff around the ear.