Brass or Bronze Drop Earrings – Sherry Tinsman Metalsmith
Brass or Bronze Drop Earrings

Brass or Bronze Drop Earrings

Regular price $26.00
These brass earrings are dainty and minimalist which makes them for perfect everyday wear. They are lightweight and very comfortable. So lightweight that you will not even notice you have them on! Available in brass or bronze.

The geometric tear drop shape is simple, modern and timeless. The brass element is polished to a fine shine. Every order comes with a polishing cloth to help you keep your earrings shiny! Your earrings will also come with a pair of rubber ear nuts to ensure that they stay in place.

I first made these earrings nearly 20 years ago. They have stood the test of time and remained a favorite among many of my customers! There is a great beauty in simplicity. The lovely brass / gold tone stands out beautifully against almost all hair colors.

The earrings are made of a solid brass or bronze tear drop element and as with all of my dangle earrings they have solid sterling silver ear wires.

These earrings are also available in sterling silver. Please feel free to message us if you would like to see some photographs and more information.

I often oxidize the silver before I complete the piece, creating a contrast between the darkened (oxidized) surface and highly polished areas. I let the recessed parts of the design carry the darkened color and let the raised parts gleam. Avoid using liquid silver cleaner on these pieces because it will remove all the oxidation. Rather, use a dry silver polishing cloth to restore the sparkle and store your pieces in a zip lock bag to keep them shiny and bright.

If your jewelry needs a major cleaning , follow these instructions using Wright's Brass Polish (can be purchased online or at your local hardware store). The reason I use the brass polish and not the silver polish is because the liquid silver polish takes off the nice oxidation I put on my pieces. The brass polish just takes off the grime. It's amazing!

You will need:

Pyrex dish
clean sponge
baby toothbrush

Place your jewelry in a Pyrex dish, cover with the Wright's Brass Polish. 
Cut a small piece of a clean sponge, dampen it, dip it in the bowl then dab all over your jewelry. You don't want to rub it just dab. 
Try and get in all the recessed areas.

Because my jewelry has so much form, rinse really well under running water. You don't want the cleaner to dry on the jewelry or it will dry as a white powder. I use a baby toothbrush to gently get in the little hard to reach places while running it under the tap.

If a piece of yours has a stone in it, you will notice I always drill a hole under the stone. This allows the light to shine through and provides a place for moisture to escape. If the brass cleaner gets into that hole and dries, you may want to use a water pick to get it out. Better yet, avoid that by putting a little piece of scotch tape over the hole, take it off after rinsing, then rinse some more. 

This brass cleaner works like magic on all sterling silver, but naturally, I only guarantee my own.

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