Hinged Art Nouveau Enamel Earrings
These one-of-a-kind earrings are hand-cut from copper sheet in mismatched rectangular shapes connected by copper rings. They are enameled in gorgeous shades of turquoise blue with a dark sepia Art Nouveau pattern of flowing lines and circles. Tiny gold dots add hand-painted accents. to this long and dramatic pair. Lever-back antique copper ear wires are secure, as well as lead and nickle-free.
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 7/8" in width, and 3 1/4" long.