(New) Ear Cuffs are made with argentium sterling silver wire. Argentium silver is highly tarnish resistant thanks to germanium. If tarnish should form on the wire, it is a light yellow color and rinses off easily with soap and water.
My ear cuffs are made from high quality polymer clay without the use of any molds at any point in the process--each one is unique and one-of-a-kind. They are baked according to the manufacturers instructions to ensure a long life. The wire cuff is sterling silver which I have taken the liberty of bending into a shape which I find both comfortable and flattering. The wire can be carefully repositioned with fingers or a pair of smooth needle nosed pliers to fit any ear. The wire is twisted in the center and forms an armature for the sculpture. Artist-grade acrylic paint and Pearl Ex powdered pigments are used to make each ear cuff unique and lifelike in appearance. Each sculpture is signed in paint in a discreet area where it will not show when worn. After painting, the entire sculpture is coated with liquid polymer clay and baked again to give it a nice finish and protect the paint. An outdoor gloss is used to make the hand-painted inserted glass eyes sparkle.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at batyaaidan(at)gmail.com and I'll usually answer you within a day.