Next the metal is melted and poured into the cuttlefish mold. During the pouring process the heat of the metal destroys the mold, providing only one chance to have a successful pour. If the metal does not travel all the way through the mold one must start again from the beginning with a new piece of bone. Depending on the complexity of the design, cuttlefish bone casting can be a difficult process filled with trial and error. With the current options available there are easier and more effective ways of casting. But the amazing textures created by the variations in the cuttlefish are hard to duplicate with any other process.
After the desired results have been achieved a permanent mold is made and the lost wax casting process is used to produce the Rectangle design.
The earrings come with plastic ear nuts to secure them while being worn. Each purchase is shipped in a black velvet gift bag.
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Sterling Silver 925