A multi-step enameling process was used to create these whimsical earrings. Traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing and soldering are used to create the copper backing for each earring. Grain enamel, made from glass, is applied and then fired in a kiln for around 2 minutes at about 1450 degrees. Multiple coats of enamel are applied and fired to create each piece.
These enamel on copper earrings have sterling silver ear wires, measuring approximately 0.5 inches. The drop on the enameled piece is 1 inch for an overall length of 1.5 inches.
This item is made by Pam Swinney. Pam's complete collection is available at our Carrboro, North Carolina store. To see more of her items available online, click here.