These handmade earrings were crafted from polymer clay and made to imitate rusty copper with a layer of patina. This distress technique, known as Adi's Shade Distress was created by me over 10 years ago. The earrings feature a flower doodle pattern and are shaped into oval discs.
These beautiful earrings are a tromp l’oeil that will have many a friends wonder what they were made from.
The discs measure approx. 1 3/4 in or approx. 4.4 cm
The base has been wet-sanded before it was accented with acrylics. I also have washed them with a layer of clear gloss to protect them for the external environment.
The earrings are in a matching copper shade. I use non-hypoallergenic French wire.
If you have any question regarding these earrings, please, contact me and I will be glad to answer.
Please, have in mind that what you see in the photo are the original earrings. Subsequent pairs will slightly vary.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Polymer clay is a relatively new material. It is sold in blocks with a soft consistency similar to play-dough, but once cured, the clay hardens. Depending on clay brand, type of design, and processing, it can be very hard or semi-flexible. Most of the items in my collection such as cuffs and bib necklaces are semi-flexible so they are easy to put on. They are light and comfortable to wear, but quite sturdy. A polymer clay item can of course break, but I use a technique that makes them stronger and more resistant than what you can usually purchase.
My polymer clay items are finished with acrylics, mica powders, and other materials after being cured, and are coated with clear gloss to protect them. In the titles you will see described the colors of the items. A piece described as a copper polymer clay item is not made of copper, it is crafted of polymer clay so as to resemble copper in appearance.
Care is easy. Simply wipe the item with a damp cloth and let dry.
All items, except cuffs that use blanks as support, can be customized, usually at no further cost.
Many of my items are made to order, except one-of-a-kind listings. None of my items is mass produced, manufactured or for resale (as it is the case of many Etsy shops). Handmade work requires time, effort, and a lot of love and hence there is a wait time of 2 to 3 weeks. All one-of-a-kind items are ready to ship in 1 to 3 days.
Thank you very much for your interest and understanding!
I purchase all my earring wires from craft stores. They are nickel-free, but are not specifically listed as hypoallergenic. These earring wires may not be the best option for you if you have very sensitive ears.
I can replace earring hooks with earring clip-ons if requested in advance.
All photos are taken by me. I am not a photographer so generally these fall short of representing the beauty of the real item. Also colors, though very close to reality, may differ in shade and luminosity.
In my collection you will find several image transfer technique items which were created using my own image transfer technique, but with images that are not my own. In this case, copyright is clearly stated and items were created according to the copyright owner's policy. This allows me to use their image for personal and small commercial use, up to 150 times each item, as long as the image is used for tangible items and is not resold as is.