These Byzantine Christmas Tree Light Earrings are festively fun and will add a bit of whimsy to your holiday outfit. Made with Green anodized aluminum rings in the chain maille weave byzantine, crystals and a charming green Christmas tree light on the end your outfit will get a bit of extra festive to it.
What is anodized aluminum? The aluminum alloy used is 95% aluminum and 5% magnesium; this creates a ring that is approx. 2/3rds the strength of steel but 1/3rd the weight. Anodizing is a process that adds a hard finish to the ring that gives it its color. The finish is corrosion resistant and can stand up to most damage without flaking, cutting or grinding on the ring with another hard metal surface (grooved pliers, scissors, etc…) and acids like chlorine will cause damage. Combined this means you have rings that are light, strong and resistant to most forms of common wear and tear. Cleaning should be handled with water and nonacidic soap.
The Byzantine (BIZ-ann-teen) Weave -is in the European family of chain maille weaves. It creates an ornate rope that looks very exotic.
Crystal beads– Quite simply they are glass crystal beads. By cutting the glass in just the right way, internal reflection from inside the shiny surfaces of the glass causes the light to reflect internally. This internal reflection results in sparkle as the glass is tilted, adding to its beauty.
If you would like to know more about the gemstones, rings, and items that are used in making handmade items like this, Byzantine Christmas Tree Light Earrings; please take a look at the Material Description Page and my Chain Maille Descriptions page.
Please remember that since this is a handcrafted item there can be some small tool marks (scuffs) on the piece, please remember this when purchasing. Any ring with obvious damage is not used; however, I endeavor to prevent any scuffs and marring. (use this if needed)