Paper and Silver Statement Earrings Large Modern Sculptural Earrings

$42.80

Shipping to United States: Free

Details

Sculptural and contemporary, these art earrings have dramatic visual weight, but are lightweight and comfortable. Made with upcycled, naturally stained coffee filters and bold, black-oxidized sterling silver components. The soft, translucent coffee filters contrast beautifully with the bold dark lines of the structure.

The coffee filters are stretched over a sturdy, hand fabricated sterling silver wire armature that I make in my jewelry studio and feature long sterling silver fish hooks. Each coffee filter is coated with a water based sealer for durability.

These used coffee filters come from my own kitchen as well as from friends and family. They are individually washed and selected for their stain pattern. I started making sculpture and jewelry from used coffee filters while I was studying metalsmithing at the University of Washington. I have explored and refined many ways to utilize this post-consumer product. Once the coffee filters are washed and dried they are surprisingly beautiful and a constant source of inspiration for me.

These earrings are available in two sizes:
Large, which measure approx. 1.5" in diameter and hangs down 2 1/4"
Medium which measure approx. 1.25" in diameter.
- The model is shown wearing a Large.

Because these earrings are handmade, each pair turns out slightly unique.

These earrings will ship in 1-3 business days. I will send confirmation and tracking when they ship.

Would you like these gift wrapped for someone special? I offer free gift wrapping! Just let me know during checkout or in a convo and I'll take care of you.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Frequently Asked Questions

Sterling Silver Care Instructions

Silver can tarnish over time. To slow the process, store your silver jewelry in an air tight container. Keep your silver jewelry clean of chemicals and oils by occasionally washing with warm soapy water. A polishing cloth can bring back the original brightness of the silver. For oxidized silver, a polishing cloth may be desired to highlight the piece while keeping recessed areas dark as intended. For silver oxidized to full black, no polishing is needed, simply wash the surface with soap or alcohol occasionally.

My brass jewelry is turning my skin green. What can I do?

Some people have strong reactions to brass and bronze, while others have no reaction at all. If you are susceptible to these reactions, purchasing Sterling Silver jewelry might be a better option.

How do I care for my coffee filter jewelry?

Coffee filter jewelry has a water resistant coating. It is durable enough to wear in the rain. To clean, it's best not to soak the paper, simply dust the surface with a dry cloth or brush and carefully wipe down the ear wires with water or alcohol.

How do I find my ring size?

My rings come in US ring sizes. If you don't know your ring size, have a local jeweler size your finger for you. Or if you prefer to size your finger yourself visit this site for methods, charts and downloadable sample sizes:
https://www.enkiverywell.com/how-to-measure-ring-size-at-home.html