Fashion and art: The Chandelier of Lost Earrings

  • Sol Rivero

The St. Mary’s Hospital at Manchester was home of a very unique exhibition: the Chandelier of Lost Earrings, which is just what the name implies! This original concept is a fun creation made by artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell, and funded by the Arts Council England, and it consists on an enormous chandelier built with donated single earrings.

The artists received over 3500 single earrings which were used to build this impressive sculpture of 2.5 metres high, which has captured the attention of many arts and jewelry fans, and it will be presented in venues such as the Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces and the Towneley Hall at Burnley.

The Chandelier of Lost Earrings was originally exhibited at the maternity ward of the St. Mary’s Hospital, and some of the former residents collaborated in its’ creation, such as woman who donated her mother’s 40-years-old single earring after giving birth there.

Would you donate one of your single earrings to create this unique work of art?


See the pictures below and make sure you visit the project’s Facebook page!




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Arts Council England. Chandelier of lost earrings lights up Manchester maternity ward.
SagarandCampbell. The Chandelier of lost earrings.