Underwater Leaves Copper Enamel Earrings
These earrings are cut from copper sheet in a Moroccan or Arabic shape. They are slightly domed and enameled in a beautiful shade of mint green. Each earring has a colorful underwater image of leaves, bubbles and swirling patterns in burgundy, gold, orange, and brown. I've attached hammered and oxidized sterling silver hoop 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 7/8" in width, and 2 1/2" long. Ear wires are hand made from 20 gauge sterling silver.