Japanese Landscape Earrings, Copper Glass Enamel
These earrings are cut from copper sheet in a leaf or marquise shape. They are hand-enameled on copper. Each earring has a unique, colorful image of a classical Japanese landscape painting in gorgeous shades of green, blue, brown, and gold. I've attached oxidized sterling silver ear wires.
The copper shapes are carefully cleaned and prepared in order to accept the enamel. Then, I apply multiple layers of enamel, which is finely powdered glass. The layers of enamel are fused to the copper on both sides in a 1500 degree kiln. This firing process is repeated several times. Finally, the edges are sanded to expose the copper. And voila .... a vibrantly colored pair of enamel earrings which will make a great gift for yourself or a loved one.
Earrings measure 1/2" in width, and 2 3/8" long. Ear wires and circles are hand made from 20 gauge sterling silver.