Blue Beaded Chainring Bike Earrings
My hand painted mixed-media chain ring bicycle earrings are lightweight and one-of-a-kind! Beautiful shades of metallic blue and purple! 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.
If you like this piece, check out my other Etsy store featuring nothing but these unique paper pieces. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AtomicPaper
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.
•The colors on these earrings are metallic blue, purple and black. Each earring is accented with a blue square glass bead.
•Each hand painted chainring measures about .75" in diameter. earring drop is about 1.25"
•Lever back ear wires are nickel-free silver tone so they are easy on sensitive ears. You can add sterling silver lever backs for an additional $5 at checkout.
•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)