Red and Yellow Enamel Earrings
These contemporary dangle earrings measure 1.32 inches in length and hang from Niobium ear wires (which are hypoallergenic) with copper beads.
I begin with pure copper sheet and vitreous enamel (finely ground glass powder) then fired in a kiln at 1450 degrees to fuse the glass to the metal. After multiple firings they were ground and sanded smooth and polished.
Although they can be worn year-round, they're certainly perfect for autumn!
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!
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.