Curved Leaf Studs - Black & Copper

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Curved Leaf Studs - Black & Copper

65.00

These enamel stud earrings feature a tiny enamel leaf that curves around your ear. They were made using the sgraffito technique, where the leaf pattern is scratched through the enamel, providing a lovely contrast between the enameled copper below and the black enamel.

The design for these earrings is first sketched out and then the triangle shape  of the leaf is hand-cut out of copper sheet metal. Next the curve is added to they hug your ear. Next sterling silver posts are soldered on the backs. Then they are ready to be enameled, first with a layer of clear enamel, followed by a layer of black enamel over the front. Then veins of the leaf are scratched out of the black enamel allowing the copper beneath to show through before kiln-firing them again to achieve the smooth finish. They are finished with dark gray enamel on the back sides.

LENGTH ~ 3/4"
WIDTH 7/16"

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