Finally found a batch of Canadian copper penny’s again and have been hand fashioning them into earrings. Fun Canadiana gift item, especially for birthday years. 1970=50 year birthday, 1980=40year birthday and 1990 is for the 30th birthday.
The ear wires are super comfortable, made out of Argentium® Silver with a touch of germanium and is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling. Best of all, it resists tarnishing and keeps on shining. 19.6mm and wire is .036”
Please note, I make these individually, they all look different so not exactly like photo. It takes up to 3 business days.
You can order rubber earring stoppers, pack of 10 is $5.00
We usually think of gold and silver, and sometimes platinum and palladium, as precious metals: they are rare, or seen as alternative currencies, or both. But "increasingly, copper is a precious metal" too, says Alan Livsey in the Financial Times. 11.3.17