These baroque-textured copper earrings have a patina created by painting the metal with a flame. The fire brings out the brilliant spectrum of color hidden behind the usual copper color. Finished with a blue metallic glass bead and stainless steel ear wires, these are a great, lightweight pair of everyday dangles.
copper, glass bead, sterling silver, stainless steel ear wires
Unlike most metals which must be refined from ores, copper occurs in nature ready to be used. It was the first metal humans learned to smelt, the first we learned to cast into shapes and the first we mixed with other metals to form alloys. We've come a long way in the last 10,000 years, but we still love the red-orange luster of a nice shiny piece of copper!