These medium weight mixed metal earrings combine a traditional byzantine weave with a modern, intricate shape. They are made of 16 gauge bronze and stainless steel jumprings that fit comfortably together and do not feel stiff.
These earrings are tumbled for more than 30 hours to remove burs and rough edges, then again for another 14 hours to bring them to a high polish shine. The stainless rings are nearly as bright as sterling silver but at a much more affordable price.
Each earring measures 2 1/4″ long x 1/2″ wide and hangs from a leverback earwire that closes securely in the back. The stainless components resist damage and will never tarnish. The warmth of the bronze rings will deepen over time to the color of a bronze sculpture or an old penny. They can be brought back to their original brightness using ketchup (yes, really!) or any commercially available brass cleaner such as Brasso.
Please note that this item is made to order and will ship within 3 weeks of purchase.
Sarah Jordan is the owner, designer, and creative force behind Jewelry by Sarah Jordan. She has been creating jewelry for as long as she can remember. From a chair at her grandmother's dining table many years ago to booths at several artisan markets in 2019, Sarah's jewelry journey has included everything from well loved vintage beads to glittering Swarovski crystals to tough stainless steel rings. Her current work focuses on mixed metal chainmaille jewelry with a slightly industrial flair and her designs appeal to a wide variety of people, especially those who enjoy wearing unique pieces that their friends will gush over. Sarah likes to say that she creates bold jewelry with sleek and sinuous shapes for women who are always the heroes and never the damsels. She hopes that this mantra speaks to you and that you will choose to accompany her on her continuing artistic adventures.
My collection of chainmaille jewelry weaves tough stainless steel and bronze rings into sinuous shapes and complex patterns that can be worn by both men and women. The strength of the mixed metal components and the versatility of the unisex designs appeal to people of all ages. Chainmaille is rarely offered in such accessible shapes and the slightly industrial feel of my work makes it an edgy alternative to more traditional jewelry. Each piece is made to order in upstate New York and will ship within three weeks of purchase. I can customize some items for length or width, so please do not hesitate to contact me with special requests. I look forward to sharing my designs with you!