Fruit Slice Earrings, Hand-Enameled Copper
These earrings are hand-cut from copper sheet into a half-circle shape. They are enameled in a gorgeous shade of periwinkle blue with a pattern reminiscent of sliced open fruit, and with orange and green hand-painted details. Ear wires are hand-made from oxidized 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 9/16" in width, and 2 3/8" long. Ear wires are hand made from 20 gauge oxidized sterling silver.
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