Copper etching is a favorite metal working technique in the Elksong studio. This pair of handmade copper earrings features teardrop shaped copper pieces with whimsical, boho flower burst designs. The copper pieces are sawn from sheet metal, completely smoothed over, then thoroughly cleaned. A design, in this pair created with stamping, is applied to the metal with a “resist”. Then, the metal pieces sit in an acid bath until a nice etch is achieved. Another thorough cleaning follows, then oxidizing the copper, then steel wool polishing. A somewhat lengthy process, but the result are so lushly organic!
This pair of earrings also has faceted beads of deep red garnet & little roundels of pink opal. Silver spacer beads & copper star caps are added, then the earrings are bound in oxidized copper wire coiling wrapping.
The boho glam earrings measure 2.25″ (5.71 cm) in total length, including their hand formed, oxidized sterling ear wires.
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