These Byzantine Crystal Filigree Leaf Earrings are a delightful sparkling addition to your wardrobe. They work well with any time of year. Made from Anodized aluminum rings in the byzantine weave to the filigree leaf and the crystals in between they are a fun pair of earrings to wear.
Czech Glass -Glass making in the Czech Republic is an age old cottage industry. These glass beads are still made in small quantities by hand. Czech glass beads are known over the world for exemplary craftsmanship, vivid color, and bead-to-bead consistency. From fire-polished faceted shapes to smooth round druks and more, jewelry designers can choose the beads they need from a kaleidoscope of colors, coatings, and finishes.
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.
Metal- brings a visual impact to projects and designs. From sterling silver beads to cloisonné, "pewter" to "vermeil," is used to make metal beads.
If you would like to know more about the gemstones, rings, and items I use in making our handmade items like this, Byzantine Crystal Filigree Leaf Earrings; please take a look at the Gemstone 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.