Rainbow Diamond-Shape Niobium Earrings by Julie Snyder
Rainbow earrings are hammered gently to create a concavity and add dimension. The silvery blue ear wires are handmade from Niobium and compliment the earrings. Niobium metal is naturally lightweight and hypoallergenic. Width: .72" Total length including the ear wire: 1.25". 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.”