Gingko Leaf Copper Enamel Dangle Studs
These Ginkgo leaves are made from copper enamel and are hanging on 2" silver chain. The Enamel is shades of of green. These earrings are studs with the chain and leaves hanging below.
Every part of these earrings were handmade down to the sterling silver ear post. The leaves were hand-drawn onto copper sheet metal then cut out with a jeweler's saw.
Enamel is glass that has been heated and fused to a copper metal base. Three layers of blue enamel was then fired to the back of the earrings. The front of these earrings were fired with a technique call crackle enamel. This is where four of five different colors/ layers are fired on top of each other. Then the whole piece is then heated for several minutes during which the different colors bubble and move around. This creates a marble type effect. The exact pattern the colors create can not be reproduced thus each earring has a slightly different pattern.
The earrings are 1 3/4” long and 1" wide. The ear posts are standard 20 gauge and sterling silver.
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