Black Orchid Earrings – Oxidized Hand Cut Sterling

Black Patina Orchid Flower Earrings

Handmade by Amber Yearwood

Night orchids in bloom…

Each component in these earrings is cut from ethical recycled sterling sheet metal, then formed, domed, and soldered using traditional metalsmithing techniques. They are tumbled in steel shot for several hours to add strength, and then given a heavy, dark black oxidized patina. Finally, they are buffed lightly with micro-crystalline museum wax to add a bit more of a matte finish, and to help preserve the finish longer. *Please note that patina will change over time, an aspect of my work that is not to be considered a flaw.

Due to the handmade nature of the item, each flower will vary somewhat, making each pair unique.
Measures approx. 1/2″ from the top.

Prefer posts? Just ask in the “notes to merchant”! Want a different metal? Please contact me for a quote.

Look for the BRIGHT version, too!

*PLEASE NOTE that I only use solder WITHOUT cadmium or lead in my soldered pieces, and a natural non-toxic “pickle” to clean the metal after using the torch. All of my raw metals (wire, sheet, etc.) are recycled/reclaimed metal. When oxidizing, I also use liver of sulfur. No harsh chemicals.*

$84 usd plus s&h

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About Amber Yearwood

Amber Yearwood is a self-taught metalsmith jeweler born in Barbados, a beautiful, small island in the Caribbean. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her boyfriend, 2 cats and 2 dogs. She is an avid gardener, loves to travel, read, cook, visit dusty old Mom & Pop thrift shops and antique malls, visit the shooting range, and above all, learn new things, concepts and truths.