Alama Earrings, Enamel on Copper
These boho-style earrings are hand-cut from copper sheet into a domed shape. They are enameled in a gorgeous shade of cobalt blue with an abstract pattern based on African tribal imagery in light aqua blue and avocado green. 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 3/4" in width, and 2" long. Ear wires are hand made from 20 gauge sterling silver.