Coppery Autumn Earrings, Polymer Clay Mixed Media

Copper Autumn Earrings - Polymer Clay TutorGallery: “Rich and warm, these unique Fall art earrings have a earthy and substantial look to them… but light as a feather to wear.” ~Cindy Lietz

Fall is definitely in the air… at least around here it is (Vancouver, BC, Canada). Time to start thinking cashmere sweaters and tweed jackets. Browns, and Russets. Coppers and Golds. And yes, the crinkle of leaves under your feet, as you walk through the park.

Just think how fabulous you would look, strolling in your favorite Fall outfit, complimented by a fabulous pair of Artisan Earrings. Especially if they were as gorgeous as the Coppery Autumn, polymer clay mixed media earrings, showcased in today’s gallery post.

By the way, if you did not get a chance to see the last special Gallery feature, here is a direct link: Parrot Tulip Bead Necklace


Copper Autumn Polymer Clay Mixed Media Earrings:

Parrot Tulip Tassel Necklace - Polymer Clay Tutor
Rich and warm, these unique Fall art earrings have a earthy and substantial look to them… but light as a feather to wear.The three petaled leaf shapes were cut from a shet of clay made from my Polymer Clay Art Sheet Technique. This method of creating miniature artworks is done by layering specially blended pearlescent polymer clays, and layering inks, mica powders, silver leaf and translucent clays.The leaf shapes are cut one at a time from the art sheet, baked and then sealed with a resin layer to create depth and a high shine.

This polymer piece is accentuated with a carefully hammered copper disk, as well as hand wrought earwires made of the precious metal Niobium… stunning AND hypo-allergenic! The components are cold joined using handmade copper rivets, giving the earrings a true artisan look.

These earrings hang gracefully from your earlobe at just under 3 inches (7cm) in length and at 2 1/4 inches (5.5cm) in width. They make the perfect accessory for a cozy sweater or a tailored wool suit.

Price: $40 (US) Coppery Autumn Earrings – If you are interested in purchasing the jewelry item shown in today’s gallery post above, then please send an email to let me know. Be sure to include your full mailing address so I can work out the shipping cost and get back to you with payment instructions.

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  1. DawnB, 12 September, 2011

    I love these earrings. They have a natural and almost tribal feel to them. I didn’t think I would really be interested in the riveting technique, but some of the pieces you showed us in the wire riveting video changed my mind. This piece is one of them. Thanks Team Lietz!

  2. Phaedrakat, 13 September, 2011

    These are stunning! Your pieces are beautiful, Cindy — you sure know how to inspire us! I agree with Dawn…your riveting tutorial showed how amazing making your own rivets can be, and what it does to a piece of jewelry. It’s such an inexpensive way to do cold connections, too! I have purchased ready-made rivets in the past…making your own is, of course, much more economical… ;-)

  3. Cindy Lietz, 13 September, 2011

    Thank you guys! I love these earrings… should make a pair for myself. Willow did a great job photographing them. She could start her own business photographing jewelry, since so many people have such a hard time doing it themselves. Not sure I could do what she does and she just turned 15 yesterday. (Note to Willow: If you read this, you are the best teenager a mom could ask for. I am very proud of you. Happy Birthday Sweetie!)

  4. Joyce Folsom, 14 September, 2011

    Love the earrings, Cindy and very nice job, Willow and a belated “Happy Birthday”.

  5. Jill V., 14 September, 2011

    Happy Birthday Willow! Great photos. Great earrings.

  6. DawnB, 14 September, 2011

    Happy Birthday Willow!

  7. Sara Hardin, 15 September, 2011

    These are SO fun! I love them!

  8. Cherie, 16 September, 2011

    Better late than never! Happy Belated Birthday Willow. Hope you had a great one. BTW it was my husband’s birthday too! Keep up the wonderful photography. My cousin is a professional photographer and has won awards too, you can take a look at his site here

  9. Gary S, 16 September, 2011

    At the last few crafts shows I have seen what I call a hair twist. It is an open spiral about 6″ long that a girl puts in her harir by wrapping the hair in the spiral. I was told by the two that I asked that they make them out of polymer clay, with something added to give it a bit of springyness, and so it will not break. My daughter and I would like to make some but have no idea of the formula or the process. Can you help? Thanks Gary and Julie.

  10. Cindy Lietz, 17 September, 2011

    Hi Gary, thanks for your comment! My guess is that they mixed some super flex (aka Sculpey Mold Maker) into their clay to give it that ‘springyness’. When the clay is a little more flexible it won’t be as breakable for situations like that. You aren’t the only ones to ask that question. Sounds like I’m going to have to work on a tutorial here soon.

  11. Tracy W, 02 October, 2011

    Hi Cindy,

    I was wondering if you’ve already done a video on torching head pins? I’ve searched on your website, but haven’t found a blog about it yet.

    Thanks for your awesome tutorials…they’re priceless!!

  12. Cindy Lietz, 02 October, 2011

    Hi Tracy,

    Thank for you kind words about the tutorials :-)

    Not sure why you were not able to find the blog post I published on… “torching head pins” … when you type those words into the search box at the top of this page, the following article does show in the list…

    Making Your Own Jewelry Headpins

    Hope that helps.

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