TETTIX earrings : modern bronze earrings

$128.00

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Handmade

Materials

brass, gold filled wire

These carved cicada earrings represent the insect as timeless, elegant beasts. Cicadas have been featured in jewelry throughout the ages and across cultures as symbols of resurrection.

THE DETAILS
From the tops of the ear wires to the bottom of the wings, these earrings measure 1 3/4" long and 5/8" at the widest part (44 mm by 16 mm). The ear wires are 20 gauge (the standard weight) and made of 14k gold-filled wire to prevent irritation to your skin. The backs are hollowed for lightness and comfort.

THE PROCESS
These earrings are hand-carved in wax and cast in solid brass using the lost wax process. As with all my pieces, these earrings are cast in small batches with a local business. Pieces are soldered by me and finished by hand in my studio. Each piece receives a great deal of care and attention to craft.

THE MATERIALS
All Ibis Elements pieces are cast in a lustrous, high-quality yellow bronze or brass. With time, these metals develop a subtle patina that deepens the character and charm of a piece. Please be aware that some people’s skin takes on a slight greenish cast when in prolonged contact with bronze or brass. This issue arises primarily with rings. Any green marks disappear easily with soap and water. All earrings use gold-filled wire to prevent irritation.
These carved cicada earrings represent the insect as timeless, elegant beasts. Cicadas have been featured in jewelry throughout the ages and across cultures as symbols of resurrection.

THE DETAILS
From the tops of the ear wires to the bottom of the wings, these earrings measure 1 3/4" long and 5/8" at the widest part (44 mm by 16 mm). The ear wires are 20 gauge (the standard weight) and made of 14k gold-filled wire to prevent irritation to your skin. The backs are hollowed for lightness and comfort.

THE PROCESS
These earrings are hand-carved in wax and cast in solid brass using the lost wax process. As with all my pieces, these earrings are cast in small batches with a local business. Pieces are soldered by me and finished by hand in my studio. Each piece receives a great deal of care and attention to craft.

THE MATERIALS
All Ibis Elements pieces are cast in a lustrous, high-quality yellow bronze or brass. With time, these metals develop a subtle patina that deepens the character and charm of a piece. Please be aware that some people’s skin takes on a slight greenish cast when in prolonged contact with bronze or brass. This issue arises primarily with rings. Any green marks disappear easily with soap and water. All earrings use gold-filled wire to prevent irritation.

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