Rustic Stamped Brass Earrings with Awale Beads
Elongated brass ovals have been hammered and stamped to give a rustic, ethnic vibe. Brass wire has been soldered to the center of each oval to add dimension. Dangling beneath are beaded dangles made with African Awale trade beads. Sterling silver ear wires. Total length is 3 1/4".
Both brass & copper will tarnish after a few wearings. I recommend cleaning copper & brass jewelry 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 or brass. 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.