*Note == Because These are Raw Brass Lever Back Ear Wires, They Will Tarnish Over Time. *Refer To Date I Created these Earrings, Thank You! Designed And Crocheted By BLE Item - crochet chain link 9 loops each earring materials - dmc quality mercerized crochet cotton threads -- raw brass lever back ear wires colors - dark pink/ hot pink/ dusty rose/ light pink. size - 3.5" total length ea.loop = 1/2" diameter date - started April -10 --finished April -14 2015 These are The words Used By The seller Purchased from GlamourGirlBeads To Describe the Quality Of Her Product-- From Which I Bought My Raw Brass Lever Back Ear Wires Excellent quality! Lead, and nickel Free Brass is a mixture, or alloy, of the base metals copper and zinc.There are lots of reasons to consider using brass in your designs, including its affordable price, stylish antiqued look, ease of use, and hypoallergenic nature.