Heart Earrings With Swirls, Copper With Niobium Ear wires, Handmade

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These heart earrings are handmade. Each brown diamond shape charm has a heart with a swirl. Love the warmth of copper but allergic to copper ear wires? These earrings are for you! These ear wires look like copper but are actually Niobium (see below). These copper heart charms are my own original design.

I make the heart charms from copper metal clay. This is a material made from particles of real metal mixed with an organic binder. It is similar to clay. I stamped them with a heart design. After the charms are formed and sanded, they are fired in the kiln. All the organic material burns out and only the metal is left.

These copper charms have a patina on them so the detail of the hearts and swirls shows up against the brown copper background. The last picture shows the charms without a patina. If you would like to order some without a patina, please message me by clicking the link under contact seller.

Each copper charm is approximately 15 mm (a little over ) square. The earrings hang about 1 (30mm) long. Since each charm is individually handmade, there will be slight variations in each one.

Niobium is a relative of titanium. It is very hypo-allergenic. I cant wear regular sterling silver, but I can wear Niobium and also Argentium Sterling. When electrical current is applied to Niobium it will change colors. This is called annodizing. These ear wires have been annodized to look like copper. I am confident you will not have an allergic reaction to these earrings. If you do, I will gladly either exchange them for sterling or you can return them for a refund.

These normally ship on my custom earring card but I will be happy to include a gift box if you let me know in MESSAGE TO SELLER at checkout.

Shanghai Tai
Unique Artisan Jewelry
Stock #E0130CN

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

In this case I was just inspired by my tools: a little square cutter and stamps.

Materials Used

copper clay, annodized niobium

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Product Attributes

Primary Material: Copper, niobium

Size: One size

Pattern: Heart with swirl

Color: Copper

What people are saying about this product…

Patron179678 says:
I got my earrings in yesterday. Love them!
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