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These "sheltie" earrings are hand cut from copper sheet and then flame painted.
Copper flame painting is a process whereby colors and patterns are created on copper, not by the use of paints or chemicals but by the manipulation of oxygen molecules on the surface of the piece.
Using an oxyacetylene torch, varying colors are produced by the number and length of times that heat is applied. Color is also influenced by the composition of the air on a given day. Therefore, each piece is unique. A polyurethane finish prevents colors from fading or changing.
Due to the unique characteristics of flame painting, colors and patterns on each piece may vary.
Earrings measure approximately 1 x 3/4 inches and hang from surgical steel hooks.
People can view Kent Olinger's work online HERE
His Pinterest page HERE. www.pinterest.com/kentolinger/