Each earring is made up of a group of 5 etched straw shapes. Each is made seperately using a bi-metal made by fusing a layer of copper to a layer of silver. The artist created design is applied as a resist to the copper and then etched, thus revealing the silver. This is done while metal is flat. It is then formed into the straw form by anticlastic hammering.The copper is oxidized to a brown/black patina. The group are then carfully hung together as a group.
Single straw earrings can also be ordered.See other photo on home page.