Pink glass cat's eye bead earrings, wrapped with argentium silver wire. Suspended from matching argentium french hook earwires. The beads I have used are 10 mm in diameter. Cat's eye glass has fiberoptic strands running through it, which gives it it's distinctive sheen. These earrings are just 1-1/16 inches (2.7 cm) long. Adorable.
Argentium sterling silver is nickel-free and tarnish resistant. It contains more pure silver than traditional sterling silver, and shines brighter than platinum. It is also manufactured entirely from recycled silver, making it the ecological choice. I tumble and heat-treat my finished argentium jewelry to maximize strength and shine. To learn more about argentium, go to my blog post: Caring for Argentium Sterling Silver.
Your jewelry should never cause you pain, or irritate your skin. If you continue to irritate your nickel allergy, your allergic reactions will become more severe over time. Nickel allergies can appear at any age and last a lifetime, so everyone can benefit from choosing nickel-free jewelry. If you have additional questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for supporting handmade art.