These contemporary dangle earrings measure 1.32 inches in length and hang from Niobium ear wires (which are hypoallergenic) with copper beads.
Several coats of enamel (powdered glass) are applied to the pure copper and fired after each application in a kiln at 1500° in order to get this effect. After grinding, sanding and polishing they are ready for the ear wires.
Niobium is a chemical element (symbol Nb). It is a soft, grey metal that is naturally found in the minerals pyrochlore and columbite. Niobium is naturally hypoallergenic and commonly used in a number of medical devices including prosthetics and implants, such as pacemakers. Often used in jewelry making because of its hypoallergenic properties, this metal is a safe choice for anyone with metal allergies.
Each unique piece is a reflection of my passion for metalworking as I form, solder, file, saw, fuse, hammer, and polish every piece of jewelry by hand in my Vermont studio.
All jewelry is shipped gift boxed and tied with ribbon all ready for giving!