Custom Name Necklace with Rhinestone Letters

dangles, Lava hot and cold - rectangular foldformed copper earrings

$39.00

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Striking handmade foldformed earrings in heat treated and patinaed copper. Pinchformed rectangular copper earrings. Tall rectangles with deep red heat treatment and black sculptural patinas. 1.7 inches tall (42mm). Earwires are 14/20 gold-filled: a heavy layer of gold wrapped around a base metal core. The brown patina on the lower corner comes about from heating the copper to a glow. After it has cooled, the earrings are heated again to a lower temperature while brushing on silver nitrate patina. The copper is sealed with lacquer to keep the colors bright and prevent wear and oxidization.We have been working with foldforming techniques for a couple of years now. Foldforming involves folding and hammering sheets of ductile metals to create three-dimensional forms which arise naturally from the compression and spreading of the metal. In this style, which we call pinchforming, we fold the sheet over, hammer a crease into the fold, continue hammering it until the fold spreads enough that the creased ridge takes on a curve which, upon unfolding, imparts a swell and curve to the entire piece., bronze

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