The earrings are made of a double layer of sterling silver. The design is pierced (sawn) into the top layer of the earring. This is soldered to the bottom layer and the earrings cut from the soldered sandwich, sanded and polished and then oxidized to accent the cut out areas of the design. The sterling silver earwires are accented by a small hematite bead. The drop is approximately 1 3/8 inches from the top of the handmade earwire.