We recently had the road in front of the house resurfaced. They brought in road gravel, dug up the old grassy area and then applied asphalt over all that. Don't ask me why - but these earrings remind me of that process. Weird - right?!
The top 22g sterling silver piece is 1/2" wide by 1 3/8" long and I pounded it with a hammer on the concrete driveway to get the texture I wanted. I had a beautiful green and tan glass bead I purchased that I wired to the bottom.
The earwires are handmade from 20g sterling silver wire. The earrings hang approximately 3" from the top of the earwire.
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.