These copper earrings are roughly 18x8mm each. The geometric shapes have been applied to the base. I have applied a patina to the base to give contrast to the circles on top. The bail is concealed on the backside. The wires are sterling silver.
A patina applied to metal is a surface reactant. It’s a chemical reaction on the surface of the metal. Typically or traditionally this is a Liver of Sulfur application, however, modern alternatives have come about giving generally more reliable results. One important note on this patina – it will wear down over time and become less black. Polishing will encourage it to wear more quickly. I have applied a museum wax coating to the piece which will help to keep it black – but IT WILL wear off over time. Exposure to certain elements such as mineral springs, bleach, heavy sweat will also cause metals to change color. I would use a polish cloth lightly on the raised parts on the front side of this piece.
I get my stone materials and cut, shape and polish them myself. I procure the gold or silver metal flat or as rolled wire or tubes and use it to shape and create my designs. My designs are made entirely by me.
Hand-crafted art/jewelry are one-of-a-kind pieces and generally are not duplicated exactly. Stones vary, measurements vary. I can collaborate with you if you would like to have a piece made for you or for someone else. Sterling silver may be polished with any number of good silver cleaner/polish products. Natural stones are fragile and may break if dropped, heated directly, stepped on, etc. Care should be taken.