Feline Enamel Earrings, Vintage Japanese Matchbook Cat Art Earrings
The images on these adorable, asymmetrical earrings are taken from vintage Japanese matchbook art. One earring shows a picture of two cuddly cats, and the other depicts a mighty lion with a lion cub. They are carefully fired onto hand-cut copper rectangles, and have oxidized niobium (hypoallergenic) or sterling silver ear wires. So charming and unique, and perfect for anyone who loves vintage advertising, Asian art, or cats!
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 1 7/8" long. Ear wires are hand made from 20 gauge sterling silver.
Please allow 14 days for the completion of your custom made earrings.