Stamped Silver Hoops – modern hoops that can be worn every day
I handcrafted these hoop earrings from thick silver wire. For each earring I soldered the ends together, formed them into rings using a mandrel and then hammered them flat. I textured the earrings with metal stamps and a hammer, before soldering the posts to the backs. The texture consists of small dots and hash marks arranged around the hoop. I made each earring individually and they are intentionally different from each other.
After construction I placed the earrings in a patina bath, which turned the silver black. Then I placed them inside a rotary tumbler, which brought out silver highlights and left the recessed areas dark. This provides contrast that allows the texture to be seen.
Because of its neutral tone, silver jewelry can be worn with unlimited colors and outfits.
- Approximately 0.5″ wide x 0.6″ tall; they are slightly oval vs. circular
- All sterling silver
- Ear caps are provided though not shown in photos
- Charcoal patina with satin finish
Your Stamped Silver Hoops will arrive in a beautifully packaged box, ready for gift-giving.
© Christina Steward Art LLC