Handcrafted Textured Antiqued Copper Domes with Red Coral Dangle Earrings
I handcrafted these eye-catching earrings by cutting the copper out of a copper sheet. I textured the copper, domed the pieces and then antiqued the Copper Domes. The top dome measures15mm and the bottom is 24mm. The deep red coral oval flat piece between each dome is 12mm. These dangle earrings measure 2 7/8" measured from the top of the wires. The wires are not copper they are handcrafted by me from Rose gold filled wire. This is a totally handcrafted item from Kaminski Jewelry Designs, except the beads, God did that.
COPPER is a reddish gold metal that patinas to a warm brown. The oldest known metal, it was associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite and her Roman counterpart, Venus. The discovery of copper dates from prehistoric times. There are reports of copper beads dating back to 9000BC found in Iraq. Methods for refining copper from its ores were discovered around 5000BC and a 1000 or so years later it was being used in pottery in North Africa
Keeping copper clean and dry, removing any oil or perspiration helps prevent oxidation. Although it can tarnish over time, copper resists tarnish better than many other jewelry metals (including sterling which turns black). When it does oxidize it takes on a soft brown, antiqued color as it darkens, a much sought after "vintage" look in jewelry. The tarnish on copper can be easily removed if you prefer a bright look. If you do prefer the bright look, keep your copper piece in an air tight bag or jewelry box to prevent tarnish when not wearing. In addition, Copper jewelry is often considered to have healing properties.
CORAL - Coral symbolizes joy and happiness, it enables the wearer to enjoy life. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream
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