Etched Leaf pattern Enamel Copper Earrings Two Sided
Etched Leaf pattern Enamel Copper Earrings Two Sided

Etched Leaf pattern Enamel Copper Earrings Two Sided

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These lovely earrings are copper with an etched pattern filled with black under glaze, dried completely and then fired with clear transparent enamel. The etched design on each earring is a reverse image. The earrings are two sided.

The opposite side has opaque enamel with stencils of a dolphin and seahorse.

Etching is a fun but time consuming process. You start out with sheet copper. You choose your pattern, in this case from my Japanese design book, and print it on special paper. You burnish the design on to the heated metal and then peel off the paper. The copper sheet is then floated on an acid bath. The exposed metal gets etched with the selected pattern. The metal is neutralized and the blue paper is scrubbed off with a solvent. The shape is cut away using a jewelers saw, the edges are filed and sanded to smooth them. The piece is then scrubbed to ready it for enameling.

The etched side is beautiful particularly with the reverse pattern. The opposite side is fun and playful.

By changing the position of the ear wires you basically have 2 pairs of earrings. 

Dimensions: 1 and 1/4 inches in diameter

Sterling silver ear wires. These can be switched to comfortable sterling silver clip ons for an additional charge.