Mixed metal earrings featuring a white bronze flower - RESERVED

£45.00 £39.00

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Product Code: 31390f

RESERVED:  These earrings are reserved for a customer.

Entirely hand crafted earrings featuring a softly shaped triangular drop with an appliqued stylised flower.  The leaf and stalk of the flower are part of the base metal and the contrasting white bronze flower has been cold riveted in place with a feature balled copper rivet, forming the centre of the flower and giving further dimension to the design.

The earrings have been made by me in a pink bronze metal clay called Desert Sun, which has a high copper content, but is officially a bronze.  So I think it would satisfy both requirements for either a bronze, or copper piece, as the earwires and central rivets are solid copper too. The earrings have been antiqued to bring out the details.

The earrings hang 43mm (1¾") overall from the top of the earwires and are 13mm (½") at their widest.  The earwires feature hammered scrolls and deep teardrop hanging loops to allow the earring pieces to swing freely.  Please note that this design of earwire uses slightly heavier wire than I usually use, if you have sensitive piercings.

Oops price:

As I mention below in the description of metal clay, not all pieces come out the kiln well and sometimes pieces that went in perfectly flat, come out rather less so and often without good reason.  Such is the case here, the earring bases are a little shaped and curved, so this has been accounted for by a reduction in price.


What is metal clay?

Metal clay (now available in base metals like copper, bronze, iron, steel and brass and precious metals like silver and even gold) is a clay like medium made from tiny particles of metal, 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 further refined and then fired at very high temperature in a kiln to both burn off the binders and to cause the metal particles to fuse together as solid metal - this firing takes a full day to complete - at which time I tend to work with crossed fingers, hoping that the kiln gods are smiling on me that day and it fires successfully.   Not everything does.

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