Colorful Chainring Bike Earrings
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My hand painted mixed-media chain ring bicycle earrings are lightweight and one-of-a-kind! Beautiful shades of metallic light blue, metallic pink, and hints of copper. Great gift for the cyclist in your life!
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 100% recycled 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.
The silver tone lever back ear wires are nickel-free, so they are easy on ears with sensitive skin. You can upgrade to a sterling silver ear wire at checkout for just 5 bucks.
Every purchase is ready for giving in a handmade gift envelope - one and done! The band on the envelope slides off so you can open it up and see what you bought before gifting.
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•Since I hand paint these earrings, each pair is unique and one-of-a-kind.
•Earring drop is about 1.5"
•The colors on these earrings are shades of metallic light blue, metallic pink, and hints of copper. Each earring features a faceted iridescent glass bead.
•Each hand painted chainring measures about 1" in diameter.
•Lever back ear wires are nickel-free copper tone so they are easy on sensitive ears.
•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)