This copper and aluminum jewelry is fully handmade. Using a jeweler's saw, shapes are cut. In this case, cut into a swirling dancer shape. A distinct texture is then hammered into the cut pieces. Then each piece is filed and polished before coloring with wax pigments or metal paint. Finally, the pieces are coated with lacquer to protect the colors.
The copper sheen on this set is very subtle, and the ear wires are sterling silver. They measure 0.75 inches wide and have a drop of 2 inches (including the ear wires).
This item is made by Mariah Wheeler. Mariah's complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.