Leafy Vine Earrings, Enamel on Copper
These unique, one-of-a-kind earrings have a beautiful, bright nature vibe. They are cut from copper sheet in a leaf shape, and enameled in an intricate flower and vine pattern in shades of apple green and blue with an abstract swirling dark brown sepia pattern. I've attached hand-made oxidized sterling silver ear wires.
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 5/8" in width, and 2 3/8" long. Ear wires are hand made from 20 gauge sterling silver.