This conversation piece is a pair of [pierced] earrings fabricated from matching, upcycled 45 caliber shells. Slip these beauties on and you’re certain to hear “Nice brass!”
The setting is nickel and lead free with an antique bronze finish. The posts are gold plated stainless steel plated gold, and are secured by a standard, gold plated earring backer. The matching bullets have a patina finish (achieved by using a natural solution of vinegar and salt) and have been sealed to prevent further oxidization. Choose genuine Swarovski crystals to be set in the centers, or opt to leave the primers intact. We offer shells with both brass and nickel primers, depending on your desired look.
The earrings measure just over 1/2″ diameter. Each pair of earrings is made to order. Please allow 10 business days for the fabrication and shipment of your earrings. Be aware that the natural patina process is unpredictable and your piece may have more or less aging than those pictured.
Please be aware these are considered fashion jewelry. While I stand behind my craftsmanship, these are by no means “fine jewelry”.