Etched Copper and Gold Druzy Agate Earrings


Etched Copper and Gold Druzy Agate Earrings - I love texture, and yet another way to bring texture to jewelry is through etching. I etched a piece of copper and hand cut two rectangles, set tiny brass eyelets into the top, and then forged a slight curve. These eyelets present a nice, clean finish to the otherwise bare holes in the copper. The copper was oxidized, buffed by hand, and tumbled for hours for an incredible strength, sheen, and yet still achieved a rustic patina. I then added a single Gold Druzy Agate, flanked with sterling flat discs and wrapped in sterling silver wire. Druzy is a mineral, usually a variety of Quartz, that has formed into tiny, glittering crystals with the sparkle of sugar or snow - I felt the golden color worked so well with the oxidized copper.

These are very lightweight earrings, comfortable to wear all day. They measure approximately 1 1/2" in length, and hang from my hand forged, sterling silver ear wires.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these earrings will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves!