Oval antiqued earrings with geometric stripe applique


Product Code: 31927f

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Oval shaped antiqued copper earrings featuring an appliqued design of torn edge style dimensional striped texture.

The base of the earrings is an oval or ellipse shape to which has been added some strips of additional metal in the shape of jagged edge stripes, reminiscent of torn pieces.  They are geometric in style and they have been antiqued to highlight the additional appliqued design.

The earrings have been made by me in a pink bronze metal clay called Desert Sun, which has a high copper content, but is officially a bronze.  So I think it would satisfy both requirements for either a bronze, or copper piece, as the earwires are solid copper too. The earrings have been antiqued to bring out the details.

The earrings hang 42mm (1.66") overall from the top of the earwires and are 14mm (½") at their widest.  The earwires feature hammered scrolls and deep teardrop hanging loops to allow the earring pieces to swing freely.  Please note that this design of earwire uses slightly heavier wire than I usually use, if you have sensitive piercings.

What is metal clay?

Metal clay (now available in base metals like copper, bronze, iron, steel and brass and precious metals like silver and even gold) is a clay like medium made from tiny particles of metal, combined with an organic binder and made into a pliable clay or paste with water. After working with the clay-like medium to form the article, it is thoroughly dried to remove all of the water, the shape is further refined and then fired at very high temperature in a kiln to both burn off the binders and to cause the metal particles to fuse together as solid metal - this firing takes a full day to complete - at which time I tend to work with crossed fingers, hoping that the kiln gods are smiling on me that day and it fires successfully.   Not everything does.

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