Original works of alcohol ink art by Laura McGann are used to create these one-of-a-kind earrings. Each pair is created by selecting and cutting out a small section of a painting, fitting, and setting it within the bezel, and then finishing to a hard surface with high-gloss epoxy resin.
Pairs are created to "match" as closely as possible by cutting a painting section in half (one for each ear); thus each earring has its own ink movement and pattern. Set in antiqued 24k gold these beauties hang approximately 2.5" from the ear.
Alcohol ink paintings are made with alcohol ink on YUPO or NARA substrate. Prior to setting, each is sprayed with Varnish and UV Resistant Coating for maximum protection and longevity. After setting into the bezel, ArtResin, a non-toxic, epoxy engineered to offer the most efficient yellowing protection on the market, is hand-poured. Its advanced stabilization additives provide superior, long-term clarity.
Bezels are cast in the United States using imported lead-free pewter and are electroplated in the USA using imported precious metals (either copper, 24k gold, or .999 fine silver). There is 0% nickel content within these pewter castings.