These vibrant earrings are hand-cut from 20-gauge copper sheet, and enameled using a special crackle enamel technique, which forms a beautiful bubble texture in shades of pale blue, red, and black. Ear wires are hand-made from 20-gauge sterling silver wire.
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.
The earrings measure 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" long from the top of the ear wire.