Handmade Copper & Brass Earrings
“Celtic Knot” Hammered
Size 2″ ht x 1 1/4″ wide
A very popular Wire Work Design over the years!
This is a handmade pair of Celtic Knot Copper & Brass 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 pair of Copper & Brass Earrings. This is a keepsake to be handed down. 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 because there is no machine making it and no matter how hard I try its impossible to create 2 exactly alike. That is the beauty of handmade.
These Copper & Brass Earrings starts with the outer frame of 6″ of wire. Wrapped into a circle. At this point its looks nice but then I hammer it flat, then use a different hammer to leave its signature hammer design. What is hard about this is to do all that work and have it keep its circle shape. Hammer too much in one place and metal movement will be different. The inner frame is where the struggle comes even with good notes on how to accomplish it. One time 7 1/2″ of wire works great another time its too big. You curl the wire from opposite ends going in opposite direction. Form the bend check to see if it is small enough to fit inside. Hammer it flat and once again texture it. Check to see if its fit. This is check 2 or 3 times before it fills the frame right. Once it fits then you bind it to the frame.
Why buy from me?
Quality and your Satisfaction is my goal!
Finishing these Copper & Brass 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 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.
Ear wire is 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.
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.
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Thanks for taking the time to look at my handmade Celtic Knot Copper & Brass Earrings.