Plant Scallop Enamel Earrings
These one-of-a-kind earrings are cut from copper sheet with a delightful scalloped edge. They are slightly domed and enameled in a gorgeous shade of purple. Each earring has a different asymmetrical pattern taken from illustrations of microscopic plants. Hand-made ear wires are 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 5/8" in width, and 2" long. Ear wires are hand made from 20 gauge sterling silver.