I chose this silicone earring back after testing three possibilities. Butterfly Backs loosened up after a few weeks of wear, Bullet Clutch Backs…heavy and a bit awkward for my test subjects, and finally the Silicone Earring Backs. The Silicone Earring Backs turned out to be the “Goldilocks Fit”. They are soft and durable, easy to grasp, small and light weight. This Silicone Earring Back is “just right”.
My process for making the copper components. We’ve manipulated the color of the copper using genuine top shelf copper and changing the colors using both heat and chemistry. Read on!:
Original Artwork by Patricia Healey ~ Each gorgeous genuine copper bead and pendant is handmade from sheet metal. First we cut the shapes out, then put form to metal using the technique of “Repousse”, (beating the crap out of the metal from the reverse side giving it form). We use a bronze solder which you can sometimes see as bits of gold peeking through the solder seams. To get the rich colors we use our top secret patination formula and then fire it up with a torch. Finally, the color is sealed in with a metal lacquer.