Paper beads rolled and painted silver, great earrings. Very light weight; you might even forget that you are wearing earrings. Earrings hang a little over 1 inch. Accented with pewter beads that give them a little more bling. Beautiful and fun earrings that you can wear anywhere. Care: Please do not submerge earrings. This is a paper handmade bead and would not survive a trip to the beach or pool. I would also suggest keeping them in the baggy they were shipped in; if stored in bathroom.