These super delicate looking earrings were literally designed around the center crystal by Swarovski. While they are a little more delicate than my regular styles, they are tough and won’t break. The worst that will happen is the stiffening agent will fade over time – years – and I can instruct you on how to re-stiffen, or do it for you. Unfortunately Swarovski has discontinued this style of crystal. I have a very few left, and once they’re gone, so is this style. I may find a substitute shape of crystal, but the shape of the Crystal Ovals depends completely on this crystal. Same is true with the Belz style. I’m bummed.
About the Macrame:
All my beadwork is Micro-macramé and glass. Micro-macramé jewelry is lightweight, durable, and the cording is colorfast. I use an extremely tough 3ply nylon cord, and it's basically indestructible. What I tell my customers in my shops is this.... "I guarantee it for as long as you own it. You can swim, shower, sweat...most anything. Just don't light it on fire, or leave it on the dashboard of your car directly in the hot sun." Most people tend to think they won't be using fire near their ears or necks. If you DO leave them in a sunny, hot, tightly enclosed space, they may shrink up a little, but this only occasionally happens, and usually only on fringed pieces. In any case, just get in touch with me & I'll either give you instructions on fixing it, or tell you to send it to me for repair.
I use Argentium Silver wire to form all my earwires. Argentium silver is a fairly new alloy of Sterling, retaining the traditional 92.5% silver...but replaces some of the copper in traditional Sterling with Germanium. The elimination of the copper, along with the addition of the germanium creates a lovely silver which is a little harder, resistant to "fire scale" and super tarnish resistant. It is far less likely to irritate those with sensitive skin. I can personally vouch for this, as I have always had a difficult time with any metals in my ears except gold, and I have absolutely no trouble with the Argentium Silver earwires.
The picture is of actual item(s) for sale. I do my best to show the actual colors; please remember that monitors display colors differently, and while the color looks true to me, it may vary a little depending on your computer's graphic card and/or settings on your monitor