I have always loved interesting jewelry. I like things that spark people’s interest and tell a story. When you browse MartyMagic’s Etsy shop you can see the love and attention each piece gets. Everything is handmade out of silver, bronze or gold. These items are high-quality and gorgeous. They use a wax casting practice that very few use today. Here is some information straight from her shop that explains it in more detail.
The lost wax casting process involves creating a model in wax that is then suspended in a metal flask and investment is poured around it. (Investment is very much like plaster.) The solidified invested flask is then placed in a kiln and the wax model is slowly melted out until only the negative cavity, the exact shape of the original wax model remains. Molten metal is then centrifugally spun into this negative space, or in the case of larger bronze castings, gravity poured into the negative cavity. After the piece has been cast it must be freed from the plaster and finished. Sprus are cut and ground and various polishing media, patinas and oxidations are used to bring the piece to its final polished state. If gemstones are to be set they are mounted just prior to the final finish.
I apologize for the blurry pictures. I was really trying to take a picture of them while I was wearing them, but I’m not that skilled. I opted for an ear-cuff model, my friend Haley. She has cute little ears and I love the way these cuffs look on her! I was worried that the size of the items may overwhelm smaller ears, but they don’t. They look great! This cuff in particular, is one of my favorites. I love the detail. The tentacles wrap around the ear with so much whimsy. Here is a picture of this same cuff from their website.
How gorgeous is that? You can find out more information about this silver octopus ear-cuff right HERE.
This cuff is delicate and classic. It would look wonderful with anything. This is a great way to make a subtle statement. I love the way ear-cuffs add so much to an outfit. They are a fun way to show off your funky side. I love piercings, but I am indecisive. If you get a few gorgeous ear-cuffs you can switch up your style as much as you want without the up-keep of piercings. This cuff is a lot smaller, but remember, these are made our of silver, gold, and bronze so they are a little heavy. They aren’t enough to be a bother, but they are enough so you know they are high-quality and won’t bend or break.
Silver Arabesque Ear Cuff
If I was asked prior to receiving this ear-cuff to review if I would ever wear a snake on my ear I would have said no. The reason is I didn’t realize how elegant they could look. This stunning Silver Snake Ear-Cuff is beautiful in pictures, but absolutely breath-taking in person. This could instantly add so much to your outfit.
Coupon Code! You can use this on their Etsy shop as well as their website.
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