Handmade Domed Etched Copper Earrings
“Art Deco 1 “
This is a handmade pair of Domed “Art Deco 1” etched 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 flat metal. It starts it’s incredible journey from a flat sheet to become this Domed Etched 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. 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. This is the beauty of handmade.
It starts with the computer designing the pattern. Once the pattern is design it is now transfer with a laser printer to a special coated paper. The design is cut to the general shape and is transfer to the metal using a iron to adhere the toner to the metal. Where there is black the metal will not be etched. After I am satisfied with the design transfer it time to etch. This is a process using a solution similar to an acid that will remove metal where there is no toner. This will take 1-2 hours until I am satisfied with the depth of the etch. Once there its time to use a torch and soften the metal to where I can punch out the round shape. Then its time to dome the design. Then start the initial finishing.
Why buy from me?
Quality and your Satisfaction is my goal!
Finishing this Etched 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 4 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. Now it time to antique the piece this is where the black comes in. The earrings are all black. Now its back to the fine buffing disc and very fine sandpaper to remove the black from all but the deep etch lines. Satisfied with the results I clean them with acetone and then lacquer. As you can tell it is quite a process. The results when it works right is dynamite.
I seal it with a special lacquer coating used for outdoor sculpture work.
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.
You will receive compliments every time you wear this Etched Copper Earrings.
Custom orders! Got a design you would like etched such as children name or dates.
Thanks, for taking the time to look at my handmade Deep Etched Copper Earrings “Art Deco 1”