Enamel Flowering Vine Earrings
Leaf and flowering vine earrings are influenced by vintage Mid Century Modern design. They are hand-cut from copper sheet, and then hand-enameled on copper in a gorgeous shade of teal green. I start with an enamel base layer, and add curved copper wires and tiny glass flower wafer beads. The pattern is slightly different on each earring. Hand-made ear wires are sterling silver.
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 .5 " in width, and 2 1/4" long. Ear wires are hand made from 20 gauge sterling silver.