Life is like a cactus, prickly but very beautiful!
These earrings are made of a continuous length of 20 gauge fine metal wire. The hand shaped cactus hangs approximately 1/2 inch from the piercing. Extremely light weight and comfortable. Available in Argentium silver, 14k yellow gold and 14K rose gold.
Each pair is handcrafted especially for you, then tumbled to harden the metal and give it a great shine.
Please allow for variance from the piece pictured. Each piece is as unique as the person that will receive it!
Each piece is handcrafted in my home studio in Phoenix, AZ. It comes ready for gift giving in hand-stamped, earth conscious packaging. These earrings are made-to-order and will be ready to ship in 1-3 business days.
About the metal:
Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and extremely slow to tarnish under most conditions. It welds flawlessly and is ideal for fusing techniques. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. Your customers will appreciate the value and convenience of brighter-white sterling silver designs that resist tarnishing and keep on shining.
Also known as rolled gold, gold-filled wire is made by filling a gold tube with a base metal, usually brass. This wire is durable and will easily last a lifetime. Gold-filled is different from gold-plating, in that it easily has ten times the amount of gold in it. The symbol 14/20 means that the outer 1/20th of the wire is 14kt gold. Like solid gold, gold-filled jewelry is tarnish-resistant and safe for most people with sensitive skin. Gold-filled jewelry will not flake or peel and is a beautiful and economical alternative to solid 14k gold.