Hardware stores around the world, gear and equipment, door latches, hinges, mechanisms of all kinds: simple and complicated, are a fascination of mine. The ingenuity and handmade nature of some have lent to inspiration for much of my work, including these earrings. I'm certain many other variations will follow. This batch drops 5.5cm in length and weigh 5 grams each.They are completely handmade of lightweight steel with sterling silver posts and butterfly backs. Each earring is coated in acrylic paint and distressed to perfection.