My first foray into jewelry was learning to enamel. It is quite a tediuos endeavor, but well worth the efforts.
These earrings were made from 20g sterling silver that was cut into ovals. They are 5/8" wide by 3/4" long. I hand torched both blue and brown enamel onto the pieces. Very tricky because silver melts so easily! The little legs are 20g sterling silver wire with 3 sterling silver beads added for interest.
The earring hangs 1 1/4" from the top of the handmade 20g sterling silver earwires.
All of my earring are sealed with a paste wax or spray sealer to help prevent tarnish. Use a high quality jewelry polishing cloth if needed. A small anti-tarnish pad is included with the purchase and should be kept with the earrings.