Helicopter Maple Seed Earrings and Necklace
Growing up in the south, I used to play with ‘helicopters’ (aka maple seeds) so much as a kid.
Making this copper electroformed maple seed necklace and earring set gave me all the feels.
I just love how much texture came through! They also kinda remind me of fairy wings!
The necklace comes on a 24” copper chain, and the chain length can be adjusted upon request.
The ear hooks are copper but can be switched out with hypoallergenic surgical steel ear hooks upon request. Earrings measure about 2.5” total length.
These are REAL maple seeds that that been encased in pure copper by the method of copper electroforming.
Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes. Copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Copper also enhance the properties of the other crystals around it, so using copper in conjunction with other stones is highly beneficial to the wearer.
All copper will eventually oxidize and tarnish with time and wear, but the copper on this necklace has been coated with a protective varnish to extend the life of the natural copper shine. There are many easy techniques to bring back the lustrous copper shine such as a simple rub of a jewelry cloth, soaking in vinegar, soaking in lemon or lime juice, and even using ketchup!
Electroforming is a very time intensive process that produces unique results with each piece having it's own beautiful characteristics. Each piece takes 24-48 hours just to create the copper plating, and days of prep work before and after receiving that beautiful copper energy. Lots of love and attention goes into each of my copper electroformed pieces, and I hope you enjoy them!