Rainbow Circle Niobium Small Earrings by Julie Snyder
These earrings and ear wires are made from Niobium metal which is lightweight and hypoallergenic. The handmade Niobium ear wires compliment the design with their blue color. 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.”