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Rustic Tribal Primitive

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Ancient" Artifacts

For this weeks AJE Earring Challenge Reveal 20, I designed earrings to look as though they were just uncovered at some remote archeological dig. Darkened copper with a layer of copper relief to which I have added a verdigris patina. Brass rivets add to the primitive look of the design.

Another primitive earring design using copper metal clay discs from Kristi Bowman and terracotta colored ceramic daggers from Petra Carpreau, that have ancient looking characters painted on them in black, very similar to what you might expect to find on the wall of a prehistoric cave.

Copper Relief Earrings
Ceramic Dagger Earrings


  1. Love these, Gloria.. it's amazing how surface effects give that ancient aesthetic, isn't it?

  2. Oh ya Gloria, both earrings are cool and unusual!!! My discs with Petra's ceramics are perfection!!!

  3. These are both great! I really love what you did with that first pair.