Enameled Copper Earrings

Here are my newest torched copper pairs! I used liquid white enamel on the white pairs and carved out random designs. They end up looking a little like Batik fabric with the melting of the colors. I also torched enamel onto short copper tubing for the turquoise-toned pair and brown beads that hang from the bottom of the last pair were also torched. These are ready for my spring shows that begin on March 11th. I know I am going to love using the liquid enamel. This was my first try and I like that it has a different look than what I have done in the past. Always trying to evolve and try new methods! It continues to make this method challenging.

Bent Copper and Annealed Copper Wire for Enameling


I spent some time today bending some wire for immersion enameling. I paired the coiled wire for the earrings with copper washers (which were partially enameled.) I’ll do more of these although they take some time. I like mixing the techniques for finished pairs.

It’s tricky getting pairs to match one another EXACTLY which is something I am trying to get past. It’s the handmade part that is so important to me. Matching exactly is not necessary.
I Love enameling.

Torching Annealed Steel Wire

twistedwire

I have branched out and started twisting other types of wire for enameling  with my torch. This is annealed steel wire and works great, plus I love the rustic look for the earrings. The immersion method is used. Trees on the lower left are torched into the best green color I have (for trees). They will be spruced up with beads and put on ear wires.

Two shows left for the season:  Click here for the links….

Handmade Omaha    OR    Aksarben Village Holiday Market

 

Finished Enameled Copper Earrings


Some finished pairs for fall.
The clay beads can be matched for a similar look to the enameled beads.

More Torched Earring Pairs Ready to Assemble

New Fall Enamel Color Combinations

New Fall Enamel Color Combinations


I was up to the task yesterday. I cleaned some copper and fired up the torch to try and get some fall color combinations made. I really love the browns, reds and yellows. It puts me in the mind of fall.
Have a great short week!

New Torched Enamel Earrings


Finished pairs of recently torched earrings. I am making more of the clay drop pieces and they will be included in future pairs, but the more simple earrings are the ones I would find myself wearing, so they end up getting top billing.
I will have to have the clay as part of the pairs that I will include on Handmade at Amazon… Yep, I was invited to be a part of that and I’m very excited. Not sure when it will go “live” but I’ve been preparing descriptions and wrote my artist profile this weekend.
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for more on my clay work.
Deb