Classic style sterling silver earrings...with a twist!
These sterling silver earrings go with everything...jeans to party wear. After I cut the circles from a larger sheet, I carefully laid on silver "dust" from sawing and larger bits from shearing. Then with the torch I both melted the shavings and bits as well as reticulating the larger circle. Reticulation is a process of heating the silver to the point of beginning to melt on the surface. When the torch is pulled away, the melted layer cools but also wrinkles as it contracts, making really cool surface texture!