These Darling Pink Barrel Weave Dragonfly Earrings are charming. Made from Pink Anodized aluminum rings and bead that resemble a Dragonfly they can’t help but be darling.
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 non acidic soap.
Glass beads – are like candy adornments, each one a mini-masterpiece of molten glass turned cool. Glass beads have held sway over commerce and trade throughout history and now beckon to beaders and crafters of all ages with their stunning variety of colors, shapes, textures, sizes and styles.
The Barrel weave is made of 2 rings in a stacked pattern that are held in place with a ring going the other way and two “barrel” rings (done here in a different color) passing through them.
Try not to wear your jewelry if you are going to be working out sweating too much, going into the ocean, when taking a shower or bath, or doing the dishes. Sometimes we forget to rinse off our jewelry after these activities or to let them air dry or dry thoroughly which can start to do extra damage over time.
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)
If you would like to know more about the gemstones, rings, and items that are used in making handmade items like this, Pink Barrel Weave Dragonfly Earrings; please take a look at the Material Description Page and my Chain Maille Descriptions page.