Red and Yellow Lichen Nature Inspired Earrings
Lichen are abundant growing on bark, leaves, mosses, on other lichens, and hanging from branches in rain forests and in temperate woodland. They grow on rock, walls, roofs, exposed soil surfaces, and in the soil as part of a biological soil crust. There are about 17,000 species of Lichen in the world today and range wildly in color and form.
I begin with pure copper sheet and vitreous enamel (finely ground glass powder) then fired in a kiln at 1450°-1500° to fuse the glass to the metal. After multiple firings they were ground and sanded smooth and polished.
These enamel on copper earrings measure 1" (25.4mm) . The sterling silver studs are soldered (not glued)