Copper Molecule Straight Earring
Straight earrings adorned with electrolysized copper molecules. By Recent Ore, collected from batch #3.
Each piece differs slightly in appearance and color, as it is uniquely formed by nature.
To restore luster, soak in salt & vinegar solution for ten seconds.
Recent Ores are electro-formed copper earrings and wearables that are grown in a window in Bed-Stuy, NY. Each Ore got its copper molecules from reclaimed copper plumbing pipes, etching plates, or a used thing of some other kind. The molecules are “grown” atop surgical stainless steel earrings by passing an electrical current into the reclaimed copper, through an erosive solution, and onto the stainless steel. As copper molecules erode from the reclaimed pieces they are carried by the electricity to pile up in a physical trace of its current. In this way, when you wear a Recent Ore you are wearing the shape of electricity itself. Between the unique elemental makeup of each reclaimed copper piece, the chemical inconsistency in each jar, and the discrepancy between current and voltage ratio, each Recent Ore is a totally unique specimen.