The curvaceous ear wires were made by hand in my studio. They are perfectly rounded and uniform in size. Each was made with pure copper that was shaped, attentively hammered and then oxidized.
The oxidization process involves minute amounts of liver of sulphur, a compound that reacts with metal leaving a warm brown patina that is later defined by gently buffing back with a super fine grade of steel wool. The ear wires were cleaned and finished by tumbling in a rotary tumbler with a small amount of water, steel shot mix and pure soap flakes. The tumbling is an essential measure as it leaves the metal lustrous, smooth and very strong. It also seals the patina so that it will not rub off on your ears.
The filigree components have a teal patina that exudes a rustic shabby chic opulence. This distressed patina finish occurs when a chemical treatment is applied to the metal. This type of ageing process is all hand executed and no two pieces are ever identical, this adds to their unique beauty and authentic handmade charm. The patina is finished by lightly waxing to seal and protect.
3"/7cm in suspended length.
Thickness 18ga or 1mm
These Bohemianism ear wires are:
* Pure copper
* Hand forged
* Nickel and lead free
* Refundable if not to your liking (See policy section for further details)
Thanks for taking the time to admire these earrings.
To care for these earrings simply wipe over the copper gently with a polishing cloth. The patina finish must not be immersed in water or any chemical compounds as this will alter the lovely finish, the best care given is a simple wipe down with a dry cloth. It is also recommended that any perfume be applied before earrings are put on as the alcohol can degrade the luster of the copper and possibly damage the patina, the same goes for hair products.
Why purchase jewelry from Bohemianism?
Bohemianism offers original designs that are colorful, tactile, tasteful and durable. The selections of materials used are of the utmost quality and all designs are strength tested before being shipped to you. I handcraft all creations in Australia using eco metals and professional grade materials. Designs are carefully tested before they are shipped to you and are packaged with respect. My years of experience creating jewelry and my passion for artistry and style in craftsmanship are expressed in my work and I stand behind my designs and offer quality assurance with refunds available on any purchase.
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