Made from some recycled supplies found at Urban Source (in Vancouver, BC), the shimmery and iridescent qualities reminded me of fairy wings. This lead me to figuring out how to make that a reality.
Every pair is unique and different with only one out there like them.
Wire wrapped with silver plated copper wire, each pair comes 18 gauge earring findings. Earrings will come in a cotton bag and will be shipped in a reused cardboard box or bubble mailer.
Is it nickel free?
This is such a hard question to answer because the manufacturer does not provide any information about the mineral contents of this wire. Unfortunately, even things listed as nickel free and hypoallergenic can still contain nickel and cause reactions because there is no such thing as a nickel-free certification in the United States or Canada which would require companies to specify the PPM of nickel contained in a given metal.
People also have allergic reactions to other metals such as zinc and cobalt. As a person who does have sensitive ears, I understand the frustration of buying something you think won't react with your ears and then does. For myself, these did not cause any reactions until the silver plating slowly eroded away and the copper underneath was revealed (happened after 2 years of every day wear). However once my ears started reacting I coated the wire (can be with nickel guard, clear nail polish) and they were fine to wear again. All this is to say that, at the moment, I cannot guarantee that these earrings are nickel free. I am in the process of getting my wire tested and finding nickel free wire to use, but even some silver wires can still contain nickel.
Earrings will come in a cotton bag and shipped in a reused cardboard boxes or bubble mailer so your items will arrive in perfect condition. Items are shipped via regular post within Canada and with AirMail for USA and International orders through Canada Post (which include tracking).