My "Atmosphere Series" has been ongoing for almost 3 years now, and is fresh and original. A lovely white pearl suggests the moon and the dark blue and coppery ombre suggest twilight. The domed copper oval has been repeatedly coated with fine glass particles that are bonded to copper under high heat. Vitreous enamels are permanent, durable, fade proof, & waterproof.
Total length of the earrings, measured from the top of the ear wire, is about 1 1/2". The character of these pieces is a bit rustic and the cleaned copper edges serve to "frame" the fragment of skyscape I was striving to evoke.
These freshwater pearls are dangled from oxidized sterling hand formed head pins
The metal discs, 1 1/4" x 7/8" each, are domed to cradle a pearl and to dangle from my hand formed oxidized silver ear wires. Colors and glossy surface are achieved through multiple firings to between 1450 and 1500 degrees F. The backs are counter enameled with a very dark blue as is used on the front of each metal disk.
All taken together, this design is meant to evoke that magical time at twilight when the light is fading and the dark is falling--creating a backdrop for a glowing full moon. They are my original design, done here in a new edition of 3, with subtle natural variations, but each very similar. This is the last pair of earrings in this edition. An earlier version is shown on a model for scale.
Earrings are presented in signature boxes, ready to ship, ready to gift. More original works in vitreous enamels can be found here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=17175728
You can view other original earrings here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio?section_id=5768146 and the front of my studio here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WillOaksStudio
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Cancellations are possible within 24 hours or less by contacting me through my shop. Layaway and payment plans can be arranged by contacting me. Special orders are accepted with a minimum of 1/2 deposit when placing the order & the balance is due prior to mailing
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Some of my pieces are ready to ship and bespoke pieces are made to order, which can include custom adjustments to sizes or other features, if you contact me to make these arrangements. I will give an estimate on shipping time and will try to keep you updated if there are changes in time needed to create your order. I'll contact you with tracking details and shipping information when your order is on the way.
International orders are shipped via US Mail First Class parcel with customs tickets attached and marked as "merchandise" with the value declared, any duties or taxes are handled by the country of destination & are collected from the shopper. I'm not responsible for delays in shipping or due to customs clearing. Please drop me a note if you have any questions or concerns about shipping.
I want you to be thrilled with my pieces and will exchange or refund items returned within 7 days of receipt provided they are in their original, unworn condition. Contact me to confirm return procedure. Returns may require a 3.5% restocking fee and the refund does not include shipping charges. Custom work and bespoke orders are generally not returnable. Please photograph any shipping damages so I can file insurance claim forms.
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Every piece ordered is sent in my signature packaging-velvet bag or box-with a satin tie & glass bead to embellish. A complimentary gift card-including your personal message-can be included (add info in notes to seller) & I can ship gifts directly to your loved one-use their name & address in "ship to" information.
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