These earrings begin with a sheet of copper, in which I write in cursive and then place in an acid bath. The earrings are cleaned and enameled a few times, sanded down to reveal the copper surface and then fired with a flux to create a champlevé enamel finish. The wire and jump rings are handcrafted and each one unique.
No two earrings are ever identical.
The enameling process is a technique used to add beautiful colored glass to a surface with the use of a kiln or torch. The glass melts at 1510 degrees Fahrenheit, and takes multiple firings to achieve desired color.