Mixed metal fold form dangle leaf earrings


German silver has been textured, heated and folded to make the "leaf" portion of these dangle earrings.  The top component is a copper bead and the two components are connected with a copper wire.  The ear wire is sterling silver

The earring is 2 and a quarter from the top of the sterling ear wire to the bottom of the dangle.  The width of the dangle is three quarter of an inch.  The leaf portion of the dangle is about an inch long.  The copper bead is flat and a half inch in diameter. These are one of a kind earrings.

German silver is made of nickel and other metals.  It is called German silver because during WW2 silver was in short supply so Germany substituted nickel for silver.