Each pair of earrings is completely hand made, so the pair you order will be similar, but not the same as this pair.
My process in making these pieces starts with preparing the copper by shaping, hammering and cleaning. Then, I painstakingly apply the gold size (adhesive) using a tiny paint brush. The 24k gold leaf will only stick where I have applied the size. Once this has set for a day, I create heat patinas by running my torch over the piece. This part of the process is challenging, unpredictable and wonderfully rewarding. The danger of overheating and burning off the gold leaf is ever present, which makes the successes that much sweeter.
Each piece is sealed with lacquer to protect the gold and the flame patina.
Ear wires are high quality gold-filled.