Turquoise Silver and Copper Hollow Bead Earrings

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Turquoise Silver and Copper Hollow Bead Earrings -  I love to make hollow forms - it is labor intensive, but the end result of these challenges is very satisfying to the soul. Copper sheet metal is transformed into a functional, pleasing shape! This pair of earrings features two of my copper hollow beads - the tops have just a bit of texture applied, via my rolling mill. I made these earrings post-style, with a sterling silver post and ear clutch to hold the earring securely all day long. Beautiful artisan made sterling silver beads from Bali, Indonesia, topped with tiny turquoise rounds, provide just the right amount of movement and a splash of color.

The copper has been lightly oxidized, and polished by hand, followed by a brief spin in my tumbler - to achieve a pretty yet rustic patina. These earrings are truly one-of-a-kind.

The hollow copper form measures 1/2" round, and the earrings measure 1 1/2" in length. Lightweight and easy to wear.   

All metals used in this design are .925 sterling silver and solid copper.

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 this necklace 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!