Bird with Pearl Earrings - Silver
Made by Ohio origami artist, Ginger Wankewycz
Each bird is hand-folded from fine silver and adorned wih sterling silver wires, a clear glass bead on the bottom and a Swarovski pearl bead on the top. The earrings measure approximately 1 x 1".
What is Precious Metal Clay?
Precious Metal Clay (PMC), consists of pure silver with a clay compound that allows the materials to be moldeded and shaped like other clays. After kiln firing, these materials are burned away, leaving the purest form metal at .999 Fine Silver.
PMC also comes in other fine metals including gold, copper, and bronze.
In Ginger's words:
"Each of my silver pieces is of the highest quality possible. Fine silver contains no copper, and therefore tarnishes at a much slower rate than sterling silver (which is .075 copper). I use a combination of fine silver and sterling for my findings and chains, so care should be used when storing pieces to prevent tarnish. I recommend storing the jewelry in a small sealable plastic bag when not in use."
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