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Comedy Tragedy Earrings, Hand-Cast Bronze or Sterling Silver, Mask, Face, Figural, Theater, Drama, Acting, Thespian

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  • Materials: Bronze, Silver

Comedy Tragedy Earrings, Hand-Cast Bronze or Sterling Silver, Mask, Face, Figural, Theater, Drama, Acting, Thespian

The agony and the ecstasy! These masks were cast from vintage charms in solid nickel-free bronze using lost-wax casting. I start with a wax model created from my own mold, and then a plaster mold is made from the wax. I added two holes on each mask to attach chain. 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. Please allow 10-14 days for casting in bronze or sterling.

The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional division between comedy and tragedy (laughing/weeping). They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia and Melpomene. Thalia was the Muse of comedy, while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy. Wonderful for theater/film people, actors, directors, mask enthusiasts, or anyone who loves these iconic symbols.

The earrings measure 2 1/4" from the top of the ear wire, but chain can be adjusted upon purchase. The earrings hang from textured antique brass chain and lever-back antique brass ear wires that are secure as well as lead and nickel-free. Width: .5 inches (1/2"). I use a sealant on the bronze to protect the finish.

Pair these earrings with the Comedy Tragedy Necklace: https://www.etsy.com/listing/231092477/comedy-tragedy-necklace-hand-cast-bronze

Here's a recent customer review of these earrings: "I bought this as a birthday gift and they were a total hit! WONDERFUL quality, shipped fast, seller was friendly and awesome. Would definitely do business again. The pieces are beautiful and very well done. "

Please allow 10-14 days for fabrication in sterling bronze and sterling silver.

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Mary Schmidt Mar 30, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

After years looking, this was the pair of drama masks I was drawn to. The expressions are natural not grotesque or cartoonish. The carving is fantastic as is the weight, size and length. And the dangle catches the light in a delightful way I didn't anticipate. Seller was patient with my questions and shipped with care and in a timely manner. Price is very fair for quality in bronze (a noble metal).

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Earrinngs! Got them in sterling silver. Roselynn was a delight to talk to and gave very helpfull inormations on the shipping. Thank you! will denitley buy again sometime

ALLISON SCHIPPER Mar 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this as a birthday gift and they were a total hit! WONDERFUL quality, shipped fast, seller was friendly and awesome. Would definitely do business again. The pieces are beautiful and very well done.

Anna Sabey Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought for our drama teacher! She was floored! Great quality and amazing buying experience!