These earrings produce a harmonious radiant shine from a fusion of bronze, copper, and sterling silver, while the curved surfaces reflect the natural light to create stunning highlights. The desert sun motif was constructed with individual components that were sawed by hand with a jewelry saw from three different metals and welded together to form this unique design. The domed backing discs were sawed from 20 gauge bronze, the sun's rays from 18 gauge copper and the sun from 18 gauge sterling silver.
The copper rays and sterling silver sun were soldered to the bronze discs with an acetylene torch and hammered on a dapping block to form the dome shape which adds the brilliant intensity to the reflected light. The dark gray shadow effect around the sun was the result of artistically following the edges of the copper sun with a very fine torch tip to oxidize the bronze. These dangle earrings are a personal favorite for their unique design, rich metallic hues, and use of multiple metals.
The earring discs measure 1.5 inches (38mm) in diameter and hang approximately 2 inches from pure sterling silver hypoallergenic ear wires.
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