Handmade Copper Earrings
“Floral Pattern Donut Domed”
Size 1 1/4″ diam.
This is a handmade antiqued “Floral Pattern Donut Domed” Copper Earrings. It amazes me with each new design that I do what can be created from a simple sheet of metal and some basic tools. The artist breathes life into a boring sheet of metal. It starts it’s incredible journey from sheet to become this pair of Copper 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. Do you keep it or Give it as a gift? Do you keep it for a few years then hand it on to a friend or family member. This all becomes part of the continuing story. 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.
It all start with a 1 sheet of copper about 2″ x 6″. I first use my rolling mill that imprints the floral pattern on the sheet. The metal is has been harden from the printing. I will use a torch to anneal it and then clean the firescale off of it. I will cut the outer diameter of the earrings with a hand saw, followed with punching the inside circle out. Drill a hole for the ear wires. The earrings shape is now hammered again to give it the domed shape. It is now ready for finishing process.
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. It is now time to antique the earrings this will give the texture the black look that makes the pattern stand out. I will lightly sand the earrings leaving only the black into the imprinted pattern.
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.
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.
I want you to receive compliments every time you wear this pair of Copper Earrings.
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Thanks for taking the time to look at my handmade Antiqued “Floral Pattern Donut Domed” Copper Earrings.
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