Rainbow Circle Niobium Mini Earrings by Julie Snyder
These Niobium earrings pack a powerful punch in a petite package! Little Niobium discs are hammer textured then anodized with a colorful rainbow pattern. The handmade ear wires are Niobium too. Niobium is lightweight and hypoallergenic so most folks with metal sensitivities can tolerate these ear wires. Total length including the ear wire: .95". Diameter of earring: .38". Handmade by Julie Snyder of Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Anodizing niobium is done by placing each piece into a water bath and applying an electric current. The voltage determines the color. In this process, the surface oxides are changed and the effect is similar to a rainbow. Niobium is very lightweight and hypoallergenic.
“I love the process of transforming metal into art. Beginning with the design process, to forging the metal, and setting the stones. Finally, when each piece ﬁnds it’s way to it’s new owner, this is deeply satisfying for me.”