April Insects – Lydia Lichen Moth
These drop earrings are handmade in my studio and feature sterling silver shepherd hooks which are super strong and are made using 1mm thick wire so you'll hopefully never lose an earring again!
Made from recycled brass and oxided copper these Moth Earrings are intricately handmade.
Each design starts out from a sketched drawing. It is then uploaded to my computer and my cnc machine cuts out the silhouettes of both layers. On the copper layer I then hand pierce out each geometric pattern in the wings using my hand saw and a super fine saw blade. The antenna's are then hand stamped using metal stamps and hammers to add the final details.
Each edge is then filed smooth, a hole drilled and countersunk to remove any burs. All surfaces are then sanded to remove any scratches and polished using various grades to reveal a shiny matt finish. The shepherd hooks are then added and each pair is given a final hand polishing before they are ready for their new owners.
These earrings measure approximately 50mm tall and 30mm wide and are very light weight.
The brass back layer comes in a natural finish, no added polish or wax has been added to the surface, so the metal will age over time adding to the character and charm.
The copper top layer has been oxided (a black patina added to the surface). This will rub off overtime so cleaning should be kept to a minimum to prolong its longevity. Should you wish to have them re-oxided after the patina has worn away, just contact me and I can arrange this service.
If you prefer the back layer of your earrings to maintain a bright shiny appearance you will need to keep cleaning them regularly using Silvo or a green scourer pad (see cleaning tips for more information).
All Meekz jewellery comes with complimentary gift wrapping.