You would never know these were made from sterling silver since they look so brown. 22g sterling silver sheet was cut 3/4" wide by 1" long and then hammered for texture. Next I dappled them to give them the roundish shape. Finally they were hand torched and this beautiful brown color came out. It is so fun to watch that happen.
The earwires are handmade from 20g sterling silver wire.
Sterling silver may tarnish if not stored properly. An anti-tarnish pad is included with these earrings and should be stored with them when not being worn. A good jewelry polishing cloth should remove any tarnish if it appears.