Blue Moth Wing Earrings
I have had so many diversions recently that I was beginning to miss my workbench. Time to get back on there and hammer some metal! So the top portion of these hammered copper earrings is simple with a darkening patina, and the three long dangling copper drops on each earring have had an ocean blue patina added to them. Sometimes, I will apply a more consistent coating of the patina and then add a generous layer of lacquer for added sheen. And sometimes I allow it to blister just a bit, as long as I am comfortable that it won't peel off I will leave it that way. I still apply the lacquer for protection, but in a much lighter coat. Ocean blue patina from Shannon German of Missficklemedia.
The long blue "moth wings" were inspired by nature photos I had seen on Pinterest. You know the ones? So I added some more color to the earrings with dangling African turquoise, and Czech glass beads. They are raw and rustic with color, like moths that aspire to be butterflies.
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