Hell Mountain Studio
Fine Silver Hand Chased and Repousse'd Angel Wing Earrings
Sale price $ 75.00 Regular price
These hand forged Fine Silver (.999 Purity) Angel Wing Earrings are formed using the ancient art of Chasing and Repousse. First, a piece of 24 gage Fine Silver Sheet is nestled in a bowl of warm Pitch (resin mixture which holds the silver and provides resistance under the metal when it is being worked). The pattern is then transferred to the Fine Silver, and the design is Chased (etched or lined) onto the silver with custom tools. After Chasing, the Silver is removed from the Pitch, it is annealled (heated to red with a blowtorch) and turned over so that the design can be "Raised" (Repousse) to create height on the front of the piece. Once the Raising is complete, the silver is again turned in the Pitch, and the final touches are placed on the front of the earrings. After this stage is complete, the silver is removed from the Pitch, and the earrings are cut from the sheet of Fine Silver, Filed, Polished and Tumbled for a smooth, shiny, finish. At this point a patina could be applied, which would result in the recessed portions of the design becoming dark, showing the lines more dramatically. Since each Earring is created separately, there will be variations is size, shape and finish amongst each pair. This only adds to the unique beauty and nature of the Jewelry! The Angel Wings themselves measure approximately 4 cm in length and 1.5 cm in width.