Chapel Brass-Accented Earrings by Little Toro Designs
These gorgeous geometric earrings with hand-hammered brass accents are entirely handmade by local metal smith Tawney of Little Toro Designs, right here in Tucson! The unique chapel shape pieces are created from hand-crafted copper plates coated in a gorgeous glass enamel, kiln fired until they've achieved the proper opacity. These pieces are then transformed into elegant earrings with the addition of dangling brass accents, and sterling silver ear hooks.
Earrings measure approx. 1" long.
Tucson artist Tawney Weir of Little Toro Designs dabbles in many mediums and crafts, but metal smithing is her true passion. Inspired by the minutiae of nature, the shape of nesting birds, the texture of reptile skin, the shadows of a palm frond, Tawney creates striking jewelry and decoration with natural geometric shapes, and bright bold colors. The hallmark hues and forms of Little Toro Designs are entirely handcrafted using only quality sourced materials and traditional smithing techniques at Tawney’s home studio. While she works with many metals, including bronze and sterling silver, her most iconic and plentiful creations are carefully crafted copper plates, covered with a colorful coat of elegant enamel.