These earrings were cut from a scrap piece of etched brass. They are 3/8" wide at one end, taper down to 1/4" at the other end and are 1 1/2" long. A patinal was applied to enhance the textures. A 26g sterling silver wire was wrapped around the piece for added interest.
The earring hangs 2" to the top of the handmade earwire which is 20g sterling silver wire.
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.