Mismatched Earrings Modern Oxidized Silver Earrings with Reclaimed Coffee Filter
These mismatched statement earrings include one circular earring paired with one rectangular-ish earring. They are made with black-oxidized sterling silver and upcycled, naturally stained coffee filters. The soft, translucent coffee filters contrast beautifully with the bold dark lines of the structure. Sculptural and contemporary, these asymmetrical modern art earrings have dramatic visual weight, but are lightweight and comfortable.
The reclaimed 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 ear wires. 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.
Because these coffee filter earrings are handmade, there may be subtle variations from the photo. However, I always strive for consistency and to stay true to the overall design.
Circle Earring Diameter: 1 1/4
Trapezoid Earring: Width 3/4" Height 2 1/4".
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.
May 5, 2022
Stunning earrings + so well crafted!
Feb 4, 2022
Love it, well made, fast shipping. Happy :)
Nov 8, 2021
Aug 20, 2021
The earrings are so different ! I will wear them with many different clothing selections. I get many compliments each time I wear them.
Jun 29, 2021
The moment I saw these earrings, I knew they were made for my daughter. Fun, quirky, and original with defined character. Indeed, my daughter was very excited about the earrings and thought they are the coolest. Sara is an incredibly talented artist!
Shipping from United States
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.
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: