Quick Facts: These earrings measure a little less than 1.5 inches from the base of the earring hook. The Story: This elegant tendril earring design is a new addition to my Tendrils of the Vine Collection, inspired by the wines of I love. Smooth, and with personality all their own- each earring set is just as distinctive in character as the complex wines which inspire them. These earrings feature 20g wire, carefully twisted and connected into dangles with handmade leaves and vine tendrils. The earring hooks, also handmade and work-hardened, are of 22g wire. Copper and brass do, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the material. At present, these earrings are only made in yellow brass; they can be made in copper at request. This item receives only a light polishing; the handmade look and hammer marks are preserved for effect. Please remember that each pair is handmade and small variations or differences are to be expected; this is part of the value of handmade jewelry and the assurance that every pair made is a one-of-a-kind set. A Butterfly Sundries' original design, you won't find these elsewhere. From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love... and all the attention you deserve! *Please Note* The earrings pictured are samples. The ones you receive, while identical in design, will have slight variations from those you see pictured. This is part of the beauty of buying one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry- it's all original, just like you! This item comes with a FREE white gift box, for your gift-giving pleasure! As always, 10% of the profits from the sale of this item goes to support my Featured Charity! *These earrings are also available in silver by custom order. If you are interested in this adaptation, please send me a message so I can create a special listing for you. If you like these earrings, you might also like my "Wavy Tendrils" design, inspired by a windy day in a vineyard here (pictured in the last picture above, with the listed design.