Sterling Silver Earrings - "Enigma"
These sterling silver earrings are refined and subtle, but totally rustic - just my style! They will have others asking "how did she do that?"
How did I? I started with heavy sterling wire. I hand forged it and applied a texture to it to create the long bars. Then, I used two water cast "buds" to add a focal point to the bottom of each earring. I added hanging circles at the top. I added patina, then polished it back to create a subtle warm glow to the metal, while leaving dark spots in the low lying places. I added them to hand made sterling silver ear wires.
That's how I did it! But you don't have to tell anyone. You can just say that it's quite an enigma!
Please check the size of the earrings in the photograph. These earrings will hang about 2 1/4" from the earlobe.
All of my earrings come gently packaged in my signature hand made cloth pouch, perfect for gifting or for carrying with you as you travel. I hope you love your new earrings!
Caring for your new jewelry is easy. The best way to care for it, is to wear it!! Jewelry that is worn tarnishes more slowly, so wear and enjoy.
Should you notice a bit of tarnish, you may use a Sunshine Cloth or any other dry polish cloths. Please avoid any pastes or liquids when polishing. If you have a piece with stones, please note that anything liquid or paste may harm the stones or discolor them.
If trying to sanitize, sterling silver jewelry may be wiped gently with alcohol. Avoid rubbing alcohol on the stones - I can't guarantee the results. Please also avoid using bleach on sterling silver, as it will turn black. If it does, a polish with a Sunshine cloth will have it good as new!!