Handmade copper drop delicate and graphic earrings with patterns etched into the copper.
These earrings are offered with the ear wire in two gauges. The standard is 20 gauge. If you have particularly sensitive ears, we can custom make these earrings for you with 22 gauge ear wire. Note that the thinner wire will be more fragile and takes 2 - 4 weeks to make.
Part of the Alanna Line*. Inspired by the strength we gain from heroes and all of our quests for love. As part of the Alanna line, each piece is handmade and unique. No two pieces are exactly the same.
MATERIAL: Copper Drops. Sterling Silver Wire.
SIZE+DIMENSIONS: 22 Gauge (ships in 7 days)
20 Gauge for sensitive ears (Custom made. Ships 2 - 4 weeks)
*THE ALANA LINE
The name for this line comes from the heroine of my favorite childhood book. Alanna was brave, driven, and independent (not to mention a magical knight). But Alanna was not real, so this line is not a reflection of her mighty feats, it is about the strength we derive from having heroes to live up to. It is about striving, reaching, stretching to live up to ideals.
Emerging Jewelry Designer from Brooklyn
All of our products are proudly designed and crafted in New York City. Libby designs and metal-smiths prototypes for each piece in her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She then works with NYC artisans to craft each additional piece.
THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY
We're just getting started, but we've got big plans. So far we're working on getting all of the Sterling Silver from 100% recycled sources. Already, the packaging for each piece is made from 100% post-consumer recycled products. We'd like to get to a point where all of our inputs are recycled material, and all of our energy comes from renewable resources... We're not quite there yet, but yes, it's on the top of our agenda.
All of the labor that goes into our products is based right here in New York. As much as possible, we purchase all of our supplies from local merchants.
As we grow, we'll be partnering with community organizations at every chance we get.
Jewelry is different than the rest of what we use to decorate our bodies. Unlike clothing, we don' t need it to stay warm. Unlike shoes, we don't need it to protect our feet.
For most of us, we wear jewelry because it has some kind of meaning. We were given it as a gift by someone who cares about us, or we purchased it from a place that has a significance we want to remember. Perhaps we pass it down through our families, or we give it to ourselves as a sign of our own capabilities.
There is also something deeply feminine about jewelry. It's not that men don't wear jewelry, it's just that women wear more. Nearly every woman wears some piece of jewelry, nearly all of the time.
This combination of jewelry as deeply meaningful and deeply feminine led me to launch Libby BK. I hope that women will give and receive these pieces and pass along the stories and the courage that go with them. I hope that these pieces will be a means for women to share the journeys of other women and to add their own, to both give and receive strength and inspiration.
I hope you like what I've got so far. This is just the beginning.
- Libby Babbott - Klein
For the 22 gauge wire - This item is handmade and will ship out 7 days after the order is placed.
If you special order the 20 gauge wire for sensitive ears this piece will be custom made and ship in 2-4 weeks.
If you are in the United States shipping for this item will be free. For overseas please see our shipping
This item is available for returns.
You have 48 hours upon receiving the item to notify firstname.lastname@example.org that you plan to return the item.
From there we will issue you a printable return label. Given the item is unworn and in good condition you will receive a full refund minus original shipping fee. There will be no additional charge for return shipping.
Please see our return policy page for all details.