I love taking something as ordinary as a piece of copper and turning it into something beautiful. In this case, my muse needed expression after a Star Wars viewing marathon and a trip to see the related exhibit at the EMP Museum in Seattle. I took inspiration from the Star Wars movies (the design of the Death Star), lunar pictures and my love for abstract art… and this earring design was one of the results!
Made from copper pipe, these earrings were cut to size, hammered, torched, and formed repeatedly using a technique called air chasing. Their rough edges were smoothed and after shaping they were antiqued and polished. After holes were drilled, handmade earring hooks and pearl drops were attached.
Copper does, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the material. It does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the other colors to develop over time.
Please Note: The pictures for this listing are a sample of the design; the one you receive will have variations from what is shown. This is part of the beauty of buying handmade artisan jewelry- the guarantee you will receive a one-of-a-kind treasure!
From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… and all the attention you deserve!
This item comes with a FREE gift box, for your gift-giving pleasure!
As always, 10% of the profits from the sale of this item goes to support my Featured Charity!
This listing is for the earrings only; the matching cuff, shown in the last picture, is sold separately.