The focal of each earring is a solid Bronze heart charm (5/8" x 1/2"). These charms started out as Bronze Clay (BRONZclay*). I conditioned, rolled, textured, cut, dried and refined the metal clay. Following several hours of firing in a kiln, the resulting solid Bronze pieces were polished. Finally, I applied a Silver metallic patina, giving the charms a mixed metal effect (i.e., the silver patina is in the crevices of the design, while the raised portions are a golden hue). I have re-polished and sealed the surfaces so that this effect will be maintained.
The hearts are suspended from sterling silver jump rings and sterling silver lever back ear wires.
These earrings are 1-1/2" from the top of the ear wire to the bottom tip of the dangle.