Handmade copper fish earrings, textured, round, turquoise jewelry

Product Description
Handmade copper earrings heat painted to a turquoise blue, then hammered for relief and visual texture. Fish jewelry swimming on 1/2in silver hooks.

I first hand-cut, file and buff the copper pieces. Then, as I slowly heat the copper with a propane torch, the colors appear. After heat coloring I hammer them for texture, then a few swipes of steel wool take some of the color off leaving an effect of shimmering scales.Then, after polishing the backs to raw copper, I finish the pieces with 3 coats of clear lacquer and a coating of car wax on either side.

1 1/8in(30mm) diameter plus hooks.

All fish earring designs are available as pendants........Simply order any listed fish pendant with a note to me of your choice of fish and its orientation....facing wearer's left or right!

Pendant will be the dimensions of the ordered model....a bit bigger than the earring!
Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I spend the latter half of the Northern winter in New Zealand (where, of course it's summer). My mother's town (Whangarei) is at the inner end of a long harbor and at the town basin there are cafés, bars and gift shops with a lot of local craft work. Some years ago I came across a display of copper wall plaques of fish...they were a little overly ornate for my taste, but I liked the concept. Since I essentially deal in marketing color I work with simple geometric shapes, so I stylized and miniaturized to come up with my fish designs.
Materials Used
copper, silver, varnish
Product Attributes

Color: Blue

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