"Demi Lune" - Earrings
This is the first earring style in a new series of simple and chic jewelry pieces.
The focal of each earrings is a handmade Bronze half moon dangle (1" x 1/2"). The dangles started out as Bronze Clay*. The clay was conditioned, rolled, lightly hammered, cut out and refined. Once kiln fired at a high temperature for several hours, the solid bronze dangles were polished to attain a brushed effect.
The dangles are suspended from antiqued brass cable chain and antiqued brass lever back ear wires. The ear wires are lead and nickel safe. These earrings are approximately 2-1/2" long from the top of the ear wire to the bottom tip of the dangle.
*BRONZclay™ consists of 11% tin, 89% copper, water and non-toxic binding materials. The binding materials vaporize completely during the kiln-firing process, leaving a solid bronze piece with a density 90% that of cast bronze. This precious metal is very hard and durable - making it perfect for jewelry!
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are extremely prevalent symbols representing love.
The focal of each earring is a solid Bronze heart charm (5/8" x 1/2"). These charms started out as Bronze Clay (BRONZclay*). I conditioned, rolled, textured, cut, dried and refined the metal clay. Following several hours of firing in a kiln, the resulting solid Bronze pieces were polished. Finally, I applied a Silver metallic patina, giving the charms a mixed metal effect (i.e., the silver patina is in the crevices of the design, while the raised portions are a golden hue). I have re-polished and sealed the surfaces so that this effect will be maintained.
The Wholesale Price on these earrings is $11.00. Please message me if you are interested in purchasing Wholesale.
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