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Nomad Earrings, Cast Bronze or Sterling Silver Tuareg-Style Earrings, Tribal, African Berber

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Nomad Earrings, Cast Bronze or Sterling Silver Tuareg-Style Earrings, Tribal, African, Berber, Gold, Cross, Dagger, Good Luck Charm, Boho

I came across a vintage brass charm and fell in love with it. I researched the piece and found that it is most probably Tuareg. The Tuaregs are a nomadic Berber people who live in the Saharan desert in North Africa. It was meant to be given as a good luck or spiritual guidance charm when venturing off into the world. At the base of the piece is a compass symbol, which is meant to represent the 4 directions. The circle is meant to represent the eye, a symbol of guidance.

I have cast it in solid nickel-free bronze and sterling silver using lost-wax casting. I start with a wax model, and then a plaster mold is made from the wax. Liquid metal is poured into the mold and heated in a kiln to create the final product, which is then tumbled, tumbled, and tumbled again, and polished to bring out the shine. I've oxidized and polished the surface to highlight the beautiful patterns.

The bronze earrings hang from lever-back antique brass ear wires that are secure as well as lead and nickel-free. The second photo shows the earrings in sterling silver with hand-made sterling ear wires.

The earrings measure 2 1/4" from the top of the ear wire.
Width: .75 inches (3/4").

Please allow 10-14 days for casting in bronze or sterling silver.

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RedAvaDesigns: Modern Design, Vintage Style
Nomad Earrings, Cast Bronze or Sterling Silver Tuareg-Style Earrings, Tribal, African, Berber, Gold, Cross, Dagger, Good Luck Charm, Boho

I came across a vintage brass charm and fell in love with it. I researched the piece and found that it is most probably Tuareg. The Tuaregs are a nomadic Berber people who live in the Saharan desert in North Africa. It was meant to be given as a good luck or spiritual guidance charm when venturing off into the world. At the base of the piece is a compass symbol, which is meant to represent the 4 directions. The circle is meant to represent the eye, a symbol of guidance.

I have cast it in solid nickel-free bronze and sterling silver using lost-wax casting. I start with a wax model, and then a plaster mold is made from the wax. Liquid metal is poured into the mold and heated in a kiln to create the final product, which is then tumbled, tumbled, and tumbled again, and polished to bring out the shine. I've oxidized and polished the surface to highlight the beautiful patterns.

The bronze earrings hang from lever-back antique brass ear wires that are secure as well as lead and nickel-free. The second photo shows the earrings in sterling silver with hand-made sterling ear wires.

The earrings measure 2 1/4" from the top of the ear wire.
Width: .75 inches (3/4").

Please allow 10-14 days for casting in bronze or sterling silver.

View more metalwork earrings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedAvaDesigns?section_id=18250023

View vintage-inspired earrings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedAvaDesigns?section_id=6838051

View enamel earrings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedAvaDesigns?section_id=7833776

Return to the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedAvaDesigns

RedAvaDesigns: Modern Design, Vintage Style

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(100)
Reviewed by Dana Moore
Buyer photo Dana Moore, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 23, 2018
My new earrings arrived today. I love them. Always such care in your pieces.
Mod Pendulum Earrings, Cast Bronze, Solid Brass Dangle, Geometric Triangle, Cut Out Gold Pendant, Vintage Style

Reviewed by d
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 26, 2017
Spousal Christmas gift. Beautifully crafted and designed.
Ladybug Earrings, Champlevé Glass Enamel, Vintage Etched Copper, Insect Beetle Jewelry, Art Deco

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Gemstones, crystals, and enamels (glass fused to metal) in your jewelry should be worn and handled with care. Like all stones and glass they vary in hardness and are at risk of being broken if hit or dropped on a hard surface. RedAvaDesigns is not responsible for stone breakage at the fault of the buyer.

Nomad Earrings, Cast Bronze or Sterling Silver Tuareg-Style Earrings, Tribal, African Berber

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique brass, bronze, liver of sulphur, sterling silver
  • Feedback: 100 reviews
  • Favorited by: 97 people
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