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Hand Forged Fancy Twist Copper Small Hoop Earrings

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These hand forged fancy twist copper hoop earrings are small (only .75 inches dia.) but there is a big story behind them. On our last trip to India we discovered these incredible jewelry making dies stuck under a pile of other stuff in little backwater village shop. They were very, very old and we could hardly contain ourselves at the discovery. After 30 minutes or so of bargaining back and forth, the dies were ours. Its taken a little over a year to lovingly restore and recondition the dies for use. Of course it took a bit to get the hang of using them too. Nobody has used this kind of technology in the west for several hundred years.

The earrings shown here were produced from these old Indian dies. They are completely made by hand. The process starts by drawing wire a particular diameter somewhat smaller than the die. The wire is then flatten slightly using a hammer and anvil. This brings the wire to the correct width for the die, but it has now work hardened and has to be annealed. After annealing in fire to soften the wire, it is cleaned and straightened. It is now ready to be patterned. A one inch section of the wire is placed in the die and struck carefully with a brass mallet. The wire is advanced and struck in one inch sections taking care to align the pattern from blow to blow until a sufficient length is achieved.

The patterned wire is again softened by annealing and then twisted and formed into the hoops you see here. After forming and polishing the finished loops are quite hard again and ready to wear. We get a lot of satisfaction out of bringing these very unique and classic old patterns back to life. We hope you like them too.

These graceful earrings are a limited edition. Mounted on handmade sterling silver earwires.

.75 inch Dia. (18mm)

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Hand Forged Fancy Twist Copper Small Hoop Earrings


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