Graphite Enamel Earrings
For the fungus among us...
The image you see in these earrings are a drawing of Penicillium vulpinum with graphite. Their morphology look like little matchsticks. They are so cute I just love them!
The Penicillium forms that I saw from copper and then add many layers of torch fired enamels.
Enameling is the fusing of glass to metal (copper). Enamel (glass) is crushed powder. This crushed powder is then sifted (applied) to a metal surface and heated in a kiln or with a torch until fused. I used torch with this piece because it allows me to achieve certain looks I could not in a kiln. As much as 20 firings and as little as 10 firings are necessary to achieve a certain color or design.
This listing is for 1 pair of marigold yellow graphite earrings.
Each earring measures 3/8"