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Hand Painted Purple Bike Gear Earrings!
These pieces may look like old, weathered metal with a fine, colorful patina…but it’s not metal. It’s PAPER. Yes, you read correctly…PAPER! I use a unique, multi-step process which yields one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces that look more like metal than paper.
You may be asking, “But how durable is it? Will I get more than just a handful of wears?” YES! I coat each piece with a protective glaze that makes it incredibly resilient. No, you can’t swim, shower, or take a hot yoga class in it, but a little moisture from getting caught in light rain or a little bit of sweat won’t hurt it.
Each piece starts as a humble piece of cardstock paper; usually no larger than about 4″ x 6″. I emboss each sheet and then paint them using a highly-blendable metallic paint. I cut out the small shapes I want to use for my jewelry and then I carefully adhere each piece onto 2mm high-density craft foam for stability. The final step is coating each piece with a protective glaze before I begin to assemble it into its final jewelry form.
If you like this piece, check out my Etsy store featuring nothing but these unique paper pieces. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AtomicPaper
-Earrings drop length is about 1.25"
-The colors on these earrings are gorgeous shades of metallic purple and metallic turquoise.
-Each hand painted chainring measures about 1" in diameter.
-Jewelry hardware (lever backs and jump rings) are nickel-free hematite-tone metal
-Matching necklace is sold separately...see my other listings!
-VERY lightweight! Ideal for people who don’t like heavy jewelry.
-Each piece comes ready-to-gift in one of my handmade jewelry envelopes (shown in images)