These tiny triangle earrings were made from recycled copper pipe and brass drum cymbals.
The journey from old pipe to jewelry is a fun and labor intensive process. To begin, we measure and cut the pipes into six-inch lengths and crush them with a ten-ton press. That process makes two six-inch strips of copper sheet. We heat them with a torch because getting crushed hardens the metal, and it needs to be soft to work it. At this point the copper sheet is dirty and the inside is full of minerals from the drinking water, so a good soak in vinegar is needed to dissolve some of that calcium. After they dry, we measure and draw our triangles, cut them out, and punch and drill the holes. Then, put on mask and gloves and file the sharp edges and do a nice polish all over. We finish them off with our handmade 925 sterling silver ear wires.
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Due to the recycled nature of this metal, it may be slightly distressed looking. These earrings are completely handmade. There may be scratches or marks in the metal, or something may not line up exactly perfect. These imperfections are not to be seen as defects, but unique qualities of using recycled or reclaimed metals and buying handmade. We try our best to keep these imperfections to a minimum.