I used turquoise paper for making the beads in these earrings on which I had stamped a variety of inks, including black and metallics. They are strung on a silver wire which I shaped into a paddle. Hematite beads add sparkle to the earrings.
An acrylic coating was painted on the beads to protect them from normal wear and tear, making them water resistant.
The ear wire was custom designed to compliment the earring design and made from sterling silver. And they come with ear nuts in case you like to use them.
These earrings are lightweight and very comfortable to wear.
The earrings, including ear wire, are approximately 2 inches long and 3/8 inch wide.