Each pair of earrings I make is one of a kind. First, I cut each shape out of copper. Using a special gilding size,  and a tiny paintbrush, I hand paint each design . The 24K gold leaf only adheres to the adhesive. Once this has set up, I create a heat patina with my torch, which is really fun! The colors are unpredictable and that is exciting. Finally, I coat each piece with lacquer, and add the gold filled ear wires. Hope you enjoy them!

Iris Earrings 609 (.5"x 1.5")


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