Copper beech leaf earrings with feature earwires


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Product Code: 31412f

Antiqued copper long drop earrings featuring copper beech style leaves on curved feature earwires.

The leaves have been made in copper clay and have been contoured and shaped individually to a natural shape and have been antiqued to bring out the vein texture of the leaves.  The antiquing has been left dark, giving them a deep sheen and variable colour, just like beech leaves late in the year.  The leaves hang from long curved feature earwires with hammered scrolls and a teardrop shaped loop to allow the leaves to move freely as you wear them.  

The earrings drop 53mm (2") from the top of the earwires and are around 13mm (½") wide in wear.  Please note that these feature earwires are slightly thicker than my usual earwires, if you have sensitive piercings.


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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