For these stunning lotus blossom earrings, I layer and solder vintage brass, drill the center then thread and solder them to my handmade recycled sterling ball end posts. Since the heat from the torch brings a fine copper layer to the surface, they are then cleaned & made a golden matte using a safe, non-toxic form of etching. This provides the perfect surface for a verdigris green patina, which is painted onto each petal by hand. Each layer is given a full day to dry before painting the next. Finally, they are lightly sprayed with a matte fixative to help protect the finish–BUT THESE ARE NOT TO GET WET! You’ll be safe if you are caught in the rain without your brolly, but if you’d like to be sure that the verdigris won’t be ruined, you may request varnish in the notes to seller upon checkout. his will create a slight sheen, as if they were just plucked from the pond, and will darken the green color a bit.
Fun, feminine and so very elegant. Strong sterling butterfly backs included.
Flower measures approx. 12mm in diameter. Can be made with hooks upon request.
$48 USD plus s&h