Comedy Tragedy Earrings, Bronze or Sterling Silver Theater Masks
The agony and the ecstasy! These masks were cast from vintage charms in solid nickel-free bronze using lost-wax casting. I start with a wax model created from my own mold, and then a plaster mold is made from the wax. I added two holes on each mask to attach chain. Liquid metal is poured into the mold and heated in a kiln to create the final product, which is then tumbled, tumbled, and tumbled again, and polished to bring out the shine. Please allow 10-14 days for casting in bronze or sterling.
The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional division between comedy and tragedy (laughing/weeping). They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia and Melpomene. Thalia was the Muse of comedy, while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy. Wonderful for theater/film people, actors, directors, mask enthusiasts, or anyone who loves these iconic symbols.
The earrings measure 2 1/4" from the top of the ear wire, but chain can be adjusted upon purchase. The earrings hang from textured antique brass chain and lever-back antique brass ear wires that are secure as well as lead and nickel-free. Width: .5 inches (1/2"). I use a sealant on the bronze to protect the finish.
Pair these earrings with the Comedy Tragedy Necklace
Here's a recent customer review of these earrings: "I bought this as a birthday gift and they were a total hit! WONDERFUL quality, shipped fast, seller was friendly and awesome. Would definitely do business again. The pieces are beautiful and very well done. "
Please allow 10-14 days for fabrication in sterling bronze and sterling silver.
RedAvaDesigns: Modern Design, Vintage Style