These brass earrings were cut 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" long from 22g brass sheet. They were hammered in horizontal and vertical lines and then bent slightly. A patinal was applied to enhance the textures.
The earring hangs 2" to the top of the earwire which is 20g sterling silver wire that was soldered on.
All of my earrings are sealed with either a paste wax or a spray sealer. If they do tarnish, just polish with a jewelry polishing cloth. Each piece comes with an anti-tarnish pad which should be kept with the earrings.