Neferneferuaten Earrings – Vintage Verdigris Patina Brass and 14k Goldfill

Handmade by Amber Yearwood

Handmade by Amber Yearwood

Vintage brass tear drops with a stunning Egyptian motif were rescued from an absolutely nasty, grungy state of existence, and transformed into these gorgeous earrings – all it took was a little time and love! They were quite literally covered with a thick, crusty layer of verdigris…the weathered patina acquired over time and exposure to the elements.  I sanded most of it off to reveal the underlying design, allowing the yellow brass to peek out. The mottled, crusty green is complimented by bits of pink here and there, and the yellow color of the brass. They have been lightly buffed with clear micro-crystalline wax on the fronts to help preserve the finish, and hung them from my curled 14k goldfill ear wires. The backs have been left as is.

Measures approx. 2.5″ from the top of the ear wire.

Only 4 pairs made, and yes…I’m keeping one pair!

Considering the age, and the nature of verdigris patinas, each component is slightly different as far as coloring goes, but they are all splendid and gorgeous. Yay, vintage! Yay, verdigris!

From Wikipedia: “Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (ca. 1370 BC – ca. 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Akhenaten and Nefertiti were responsible for the creation of a whole new religion which changed the ways of religion within Egypt. With her husband, they reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history.[1] Some scholars believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly as Neferneferuaten after her husband’s death and before the accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is a matter of ongoing debate.”

 

$32 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.