Before cutting into shapes, 22g sterling silver sheet was run through a rolling mill to give it a nice texture. The squares were cut into 3/4" and 1/2" pieces. The circles were also cut into the same sizes - 3/4" and 1/2" round. All pieces were dappled slightly to bend. The jump rings connecting therm are 6mm sterling silver.
The entire earring hangs 1 3/4" to the top of the ear wire which is hand made 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.