Enamel Leaf Earrings, Crabapple Tree Earrings
These leaf earrings are made from slightly domed copper, and enameled in a gorgeous shade of aqua blue-green. They hang from hand-forged sterling silver connectors that I have oxidized. Very lightweight, and the perfect Spring earrings!
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 3/4" in width, and 2 3/4" long. Ear wires are hand-formed sterling silver.