Copper coast live oak earrings
Coast live oak leaves, cast in recycled copper, with hypoallergenic niobium earwires. 2 -1/2” long, and 4.8 grams each.
The original master copy for this piece was created with fine silver, using the Japanese liquid PMC method.
This meticulous and time consuming method involves painting hundreds of layers of powdered silver paste onto a real leaf, and firing with a torch to reveal a solid silver leaf. This original, master copy is then lost-wax cast in recycled metals. The original leaf was collected off the ground near the mission buildings in Santa Barbara, in 2018.