To create these punctuation earrings, I hand stamped random punctuation marks in rows on U.S.-made metal alloy circles. I brushed the metal circles to give them a subtle texture.
Ear wires: Sterling silver
Sterling silver ear wires are a little more expensive than silver-plated or surgical steel, but they often work best for people who have sensitive skin or allergies. Copper discs come with niobium (hypoallergenic) ear wires.
Length: 1 5/8" (4.12 cm)
Earring length is always measured from the top of the ear wire (the part that will be in your ear) to the end of the earring.
Technique: Hand stamped
Hand stamped items uses hand tools (a hammer and steel stamps) to add the letters and numbers one at a time. No lasers or machines! Because of the hand tools, you may notice light hammer marks or a brushed (not smooth) texture on the metal, particularly on the back.
If you would prefer a smooth surface on the back, ask me about creating a wood (not metal) laser engraved piece for you as a custom order.