Earrings Etched Copper Starburst Orange 2 Sided
Earrings Etched Copper Starburst Orange 2 Sided

Earrings Etched Copper Starburst Orange 2 Sided

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These are 2 sided copper earrings. One side is etched with a Starburst pattern, the other has opaque enamel with stencils.

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 remaining blue paper is scrubbed off with a solvent. The earring pieces are cut out of the sheet metal, filed, sanded to smooth them and then scrubbed to accept the enamel.

I painted the etched part with black under glaze, dried it completely, then used a transparent enamel to cover the pattern. It was fired in a kiln.

I used opaque blue and opaque yellow in a stencil pattern on the opposite side. This allows you to wear the earrings either way when you change the position of the ear wire with 2 different outfits.

Two for one earrings

Dimensions: Diameter 1 and 1/2 inches

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