Harvest Moon Earrings, 24k Gold on Oxidized Recycled Sterling Silver, Post Earrings, Zen Earrings
Rustic oxidized Harvest Moon earrings are made of recycled 24k on recycled sterling silver. They are 5/16th of an inch round (8mm).
This item is made to order, and will not ship immediately. This handcrafted item usually takes 1 to 2 weeks. If you need it before that please contact me to see if I can do it quicker.
I use a variation of the ancient keum boo gilding method to bond 24k gold to sterling silver. It yields a more rustic look than traditional keum boo, with feathered edges and variegate thickness. There is zero waste in the creation of these earrings. I use every tiny scrap.
Once gilded with a nice thick layer of 24k gold the sterling silver is then oxidized to create a truly dramatic and striking design. Sometimes the oxidation yields some dark colors that are subtle, but can be viewed up close, like in these photos. Please note that it is a natural chemical process and I can't control if there will be some of the color or what color comes out. The earrings are then sealed only on the front with shellac to seal in the beautiful rustic design so it will not fade or darken further with oxidation.
The jewelry I craft is 100% green. I use green energy in my studio to make it and my web host is even green!