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This item sold on October 13, 2012.

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Darkly oxidised copper earrings which feature a pair of twisted oval AB coated purple Czech pressed glass beads, dangled with a pair of hand crafted copper clay square charms with a dimpled texture.

The dimpled square charms have been hand made from copper clay, impressed with texture, cut and hand formed. One of them has been damaged slightly on one edge by the firing process and I wasn't sure I would therefore use them, but I actually liked the colour left on them with the firescale, which has a variegated colour and iridescent sheen to the surface, which I thought blended well with the coating of the glass beads. So I made them into earrings with double wrapped copper wire, which I've oxidised darkly and buffed to give a matching gunmetal sheen. The quality of the damaged charm has been reflected in the price.

Copper clay is a clay like medium made from tiny particles of copper (other metals are available too), combined with an organic binder and made into a pliable clay or paste with water. After working with the clay-like medium to form the article, it is thoroughly dried to remove all of the water, the shape is then further refined and then fired at high temperature to both burn off the binders and to cause the copper particles to fuse together as solid metal. Whilst the medium makes it possible to achieve things not possible with other metal forms, it is still quite time-consuming and there are several stages to achieving a nice finish.

The earrings drop 49mm (1.95") overall from the top of my large classic shaped earwires and hang 15mm (0.6") at their widest in wear.


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~~ N.B. All packaging (including gift quality presentation) and postage to the UK is included in the price and there is a small postage supplement for overseas buyers. ~~

Oxed copper earrings featuring twisted purple glass beads with dimpled copper charms


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: copper wire, copper clay or precious metal clay, AB coated Czech pressed glass beads
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 197 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person