Foldformed red copper earrings - rectangular pinchforms

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Handmade foldformed earrings in flame-colored copper and polished brass dangles in opposite-facing parallelograms for a dancing effect. approx. 1¼" long, 7/8" wide. Earwires are 14/20 gold-filled: a heavy layer of gold wrapped around a base metal core. The patina on the copper comes about from the heat of the last anneal before the earring is unfolded to its final form, and is highly variable. The copper is sealed with lacquer to keep the colors bright and prevent wear and oxidization.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

We have been working with foldforming techniques for a couple of years now. Foldforming involves folding and hammering sheets of ductile metals to create three-dimensional forms which arise naturally from the compression and spreading of the metal. In this style, which we call pinchforming, a single fold in the metal is subjected to several rounds of hammering and reheating. The result is a finely curved, spread and thinned crease, which, when finally unfolded, forms a delicately tented curve.

Materials Used

copper, gold-filled earwires

More Info

Foldformed/pinchformed earrings are individually hand-forged, and each pair is unique.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Foldformed copper

Color: Red

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