My Brown Wren

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Contemporary Enamel Dangles in a Stone-Like Finish

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Enamel Jewelry, Mixed Metal and Enamel Jewelry, Enameled Copper Earrings, My Brown Wren, Tammi Sloan
Enamel Jewelry, Mixed Metal and Enamel Jewelry, Enameled Copper Earrings, My Brown Wren, Tammi Sloan
Enamel Jewelry, Mixed Metal and Enamel Jewelry, Enameled Copper Earrings, My Brown Wren, Tammi Sloan
Enamel Jewelry, Mixed Metal and Enamel Jewelry, Enameled Copper Earrings, My Brown Wren, Tammi Sloan
Enamel Jewelry, Mixed Metal and Enamel Jewelry, Enameled Copper Earrings, My Brown Wren, Tammi Sloan

Contemporary Enamel Dangles in a Stone-Like Finish

119.20 149.00
sale

Light Blue Gray Stone Like Enamel Dangle Earrings have a matte finish.  They are paired with with decorative handmade sterling silver ear wires that have an oxidized (dark gray) patina.

These earrings are 1 7/8" long by 7/8" wide.

 

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Light Blue Gray Stone Like Enamel Dangle Earrings have a matte finish.  They are paired with with decorative handmade sterling silver ear wires that have an oxidized (dark gray) patina.

These earrings are 1 7/8" long by 7/8" wide.

 

Light Blue Gray Stone Like Matte Finished Enamel Dangle Earrings with Hand Made Sterling Silver Ear Wires

The surface of these earrings has been described as looking like a stone.  They have two coats of light gray enamel on the back, two coats of the same color on the front and an additional light coating of a bit darker blue gray on the front to give it a textural appearance.  The surface has been etched with an acid to make it matte.  The edges are honed and sanded and given a light gray patina.

All of my enamel pieces are made from a sheet of copper that is hand cut and filed.  This particular pair was annealed and domed and then cleaned prior to enameling.  Ground glass is sifted onto the back surface and fired in a kiln at 1450 degrees.  Once removed from the kiln, the item must cool to room temperature.  When it has cooled, it is pickled (placed in a mild sodium bisulphite solution) to remove all of the firescale from the front and sides.  A second coat of enamel is added to the back and fired and undergoes the same process as above.  Once the first coat on the front is applied, the piece no longer needs to be pickled, but the edges must be filed to remove firescale - lest it flies off while in the kiln and speckles the front with little black dots (yuck!).  These have three coats on the front.  They are then placed in an acid solution to etch off the shine and then neutralized in baking soda and cleaned with a glass brush.  It's a time consuming process to create these beauties, but it's worth every minute!

The ear wires for this pair were especially created to compliment the beauty and simplicity of the enamel work.  They are hand crafted from sterling silver, given a lovely steel gray patina and tumbled for strength and shine.