Handmade Copper Earrings
Size “2” ht x 1″ wide
This is a handmade deeply texture “Hammered Teardrop” Copper Earrings. It amazes me with each new design that I do what can be created from a simple piece of wire and some basic tools. The artist breathes life into a boring strip of wire. It starts it’s incredible journey from wire to become this Copper Earrings. The story starts with the artist but continues on its own unique journey with you the customer. It is a very cool feeling to be part of that. Each piece is unique to itself the 1st time and the fifth time you make it. That is the beauty of handmade.
It starts with 6″ of copper wire, that I wrap around a 1 ” mandrel. to form the basic teardrop shape. I then flatten it on my anvil that put a hammered texture on it. At this time the teardrop shape has become distorted and I need to tweak back into shape. Do the same for the opposite side making sure I have created a left and right. It is now ready for finishing.
Why buy from me?
Quality and your Satisfaction is my goal!
Finishing this pair of Copper Earrings is just as important as creating the piece. This is where some artist get in a hurry. They have spent all their time creating and now they want to start on the next project. I have learn this it what sets my work apart from others there is no shortcuts. I do not get in a hurry at the end. I want to make sure the buyer has a smooth snag free keepsake jewelry. I use a buffing machine and I go through a 6 step of using different finishing brushes. Once I am satisfied with the finish I then let it tumble for 12 hours to help work hard and burnish the shine further.
The brightness of my copper may not come across as clear in the photos as they are in your hand. I have spent much time perfecting my own technique for the finishing. I then seal it with a special lacquer coating used for outdoor sculpture work. If at any time the lacquer fails just simply contact me and send it back I will recoat for free.
Ear wire are made from Niobium which is a hypoallergenic material that is great to use in jewelry designs because it is safe for anyone to wear, especially those with metal allergies. Niobium has greater strength than sterling silver.
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