These one-of-a-kind, tiered earrings feature a warm, nuanced copper enamel piece layered with a solid black enameled copper piece. They are held together with sterling silver elements and swing easily on a sterling silver, self-latching hoop.
The enameled copper charms on these were both kiln-fired and torch-fired. In the enameling process, powdered glass is sprinkled onto the copper and then both are heated up until they fuse together. I always fire black on the back first which leaves the copper bare at first, allowing it to be changed and pick up patterns from the heat. The unpredictability leaves each piece as unique as a fingerprint. The patterns are sealed with a clear glass enamel layer and the pieces are gently fired again to develop the color to this rusty, rich warm shade.
These earrings are one-of-a-kind. While I may revisit them in the future, currently only this pair exists!
1/2" x 2 1/2" total length - Enameled Copper & Sterling Silver - 5/8" hoop