Rustic Copper Earrings with Green Glass Beads
Copper ovals soldered with tiny copper diamond shapes. Blackened and then buffed for a rustic finish. Dangling beneath are green/teal Indonesian glass trade beads. Hand forged and hammered sterling silver ear wires. Total length is 2 3/4".
Copper and brass tarnish easily - especially copper! I recommend cleaning copper jewelry after every wear, with a polishing cloth, a paste cleaner known as Penny Brite, or with the following method(s): Vinegar and Salt: Pour vinegar and salt over the copper. Rub in and keep rubbing until the tarnish removes. Rinse off and polish with a clean, dry cloth. Lemon and Salt: Squeeze the lemon juice from one lemon and add salt to form a paste. Rub the paste over your copper with a soft cloth. Rinse off with warm water and polish.