Handmade beads held by an oxidized copper wire. The ear wire is out of Niobium.
I always get asked, if the earrings are heavy, and if they break easily. So here is my scientific test ;-)
I took some test beads and dropped them several times on the cement floor. They didn't chip or break.
The weight of one earring is comparable to a Canadian quarter.
size: 1 3/4"
A note about the finding: Niobium products are 99.9% pure and are nickel free, which make it an excellent product for anyone who suffers from nickel allergies. Niobium is considered by many to be a semi-precious metal, in that it shares purity characteristics with other metals such as Gold and Silver. Our Niobium products are great for jewelry making, can be easily anodized with various colors, and meet the Mayo Clinic recommendations as well as the EU Nickel Directive.