These simple bar earrings were made from an old copper pipe.They hang approximately 1 1/2 inches from the top to the bottom and measure approximately 1/4 of an inch across.
The process from copper pipe to jewelry is a fun and labor intensive one. 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 mark the width for our earrings and cut the strips. Next, soften the metal with the torch. We pound the strips straight, flatten them, and punch and drill holes at the top. Then, put on mask and gloves and file the sharp edges and do a nice polish all over. Lastly, we hang them from our handmade .925 sterling silver ear wires.
This item comes in a Kraft gift box for safe shipping or thoughtful gift giving.
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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 do our best to keep these imperfections to a minimum