These Beautiful Copper Earrings come from our resident jewelry maker here at Jonquil Junction.
Richard already had years of experience with precise woodworking and working with the springs, gears, and metals in his clock-making business. When a customer asked him to make a copper chain for a pocket watch, he used his knowledge of "work hardening" metal to design and craft a chain for the watch. That experience soon led to a line of copper jewelry, with a focus on earrings. He designs each piece in his head first then makes an individual ‘jig’ to bend and hammer the piece into the shape he desires. This time consuming process results in a unique and beautiful piece that you will never see in a mass-produced jewelry store.
All parts of his earrings, except the earwire, are handmade and hammered, from the hammered body of the earring right down to each individual , intricate and tiny piece .
He makes many designs, but only a few of each, and some designs are not repeated.
All Jewelry is clear-coated to prevent tarnish.
Copper as ornamentation dates back to ancient peoples but is still timely today, and truly a craft that’s rarely seen in today’s mass market, carbon copy style designs.
Copper earrings by Richard can be purchased locally at Exotic cuts and Gifts in Leslie, AR.
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