Twisted Copper Hoop Earrings

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Twisted Copper Hoop Earrings -  Hoops!  The most classic and enduring of earrings styles, in my humble opinion! Now, metal wire cannot achieve a twist unless it is hammered flat, or multiple pieces are twisted together. I wanted a seamless look to these earrings and a very lightweight style, so I soldered a length of 20 gauge solid copper wire into a large ring.  I then twisted the ends to achieve this rope like texture. Once forged into shape, the sterling silver ear wire captures the hoop at the top.

The earrings measure 2 1/8" in length from the top of my hand forged, sterling silver ear wires to the bottom of the earring. The copper was oxidized, polished by hand, and spent time in my tumbler where it achieve a beautiful patina. These are incredible lightweight, easy to wear all day long, and have wonderful movement when worn.

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

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!