Mustard Enamel Dish Earrings – a golden pop of color for your ears.
These earrings are among the first from my new venture with vitreous enamel. Recently I had a hunch that I might enjoy working with enamel, so I ordered a few colors just to see. I was right! It’s extremely gratifying to watch the glass particles fuse to the copper and produce a beautiful, colorful finish.
These earrings were made by cutting small circles from copper sheet metal and giving them a slight concave shape with a dapping punch and hammer. I also punched the holes for ear wires using a special tool. I sifted a dark “counter” enamel to the back side of the earrings, which helps protect the enamel on the front as the metal heats and contracts under the flame. Then I sifted the mustard enamel onto the front side and fired them again. Lastly, I attached sterling silver ear wires, which I carefully round on the ends to protect your ears.
Each little surface of the earrings is treated by my two hands.
The white shown on top of the mustard color are reflections only. The enamel shines!
- 100% handcrafted
- Enameled copper with sterling silver ear wires
- 0.6″ diameter
- 1″ long from the top of the ear wire
- Dangle earrings
Your Mustard Enamel Dish Earrings will arrive in a beautifully packaged box, ready for gift-giving.
© Christina Steward Art LLC