The "Batik" collection is my variation on the patterning technique on cloth which uses a wax resist and dyes to create a design. I draw a lacquer resist on polished sterling, dip it in a solution which heavily tarnishes the exposed silver. Then I remove the resist and burnish the sterling shape leaving a satin gray pattern on the silver.
The earwires are 18k gold-vermeil, left sterling where they rest in your ears, and they clip closed in the back.
To see other finishes on this size earring, search for "Large Niobium Half Round" or "Large Half Round Hiirodo Earrings"
2" long x 1 1/4" wide