These earrings are 2 inches tall and 1/2 inch wide. French hook earwires are made of surgical steel.
This jewelry is designed in Colorado by Studio Hart / AKA Brenda Hart, hand painted and assembled in PeruUnlike other painted jewelry, we use non-toxic acrylic paint and varnish. Only high quality Czech or Japanese glass and fire-polished beads decorate our earrings. No imitation Chinese, plastic knock offs beads for us! Earwires are either surgical steel or silver plated over surgical steel. Both are hypo-allergenic. Our earrings also come with natural rubber earnuts. Assembly wire is known as "German silver or alpaca". It is a mix of metals that is resistant to tarnish.
These earrings are individually hand painted and not silk screened, as are some Peruvian painted earrings. Hand painting gives a depth of color and details, not possible with silk screening techniques. And if your concerned about eco friendly, non-toxic acrylic paint wins over solvent based inks. Our painted jewelry components, varnish and paint meet lead safety standards. Because we are the direct manufacturers we can do specialty designs and custom orders just for you.