Antique Finish Copper Pipe Earrings
Rustic Copper earrings made from old copper pipe. I bought the raw material from a fellow metalsmith as he had more of these tubes than he needed.
When I got the pipes they needed a thorough cleaning as they had a coating of some kind of greasy substance. Washing Up liquid is not just for the kitchen you know! I washed the pipe several times and then annealed it which got rid of all the muck it had.
I hammered the tube using the same technique I use on the Fantasy Copper Cuffs. The sculptured tube was sawn into smaller pieces, then finished as earrings with copper wire components and sterling silver ear-wires.
Size: The antique finish Rustic Copper Pipe Earrings are 6.5 cm long from top of the earwires.
Waste Not Want Not series: Metal salvaged from an old copper pipe.
Keep an eye on the earrings section of my online shop where more earrings in this style will be added as I make them.