Interupted Byzantine Earrings

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These Chainmaille earrings, made in an interrupted Byzantine weave, is made from brilliant 18 gauge Stainless Steel rings in 3 sizes.
Ear wires are also hand made from food grade stainless steel wire.
Chainmaille is an ancient process, building each piece by hand, one link at a time with just a pair of pliers, a ton of patience & time.
Modeled my Oatie, my attitude ridden Quaker parrot. Shown with matching interrupted Byzantine chain.
Want longer earrings in this style to match the bracelet?  Full sets can be made for you! Message me to order a set.  

Made from parrot safe* food grade stainless steel wire. Free from heavy metals & potential toxins to your birds; hypoallergenic for the humans.
My stainless steel wire is manufactured in Canada.

* Parrot safe does not mean parrot-proof: strong beaks can still damage FeatherWhipped handmade jewelry - they just won't get heavy metal toxicity while doing it. The same potential injury & choking hazard applies as it would with any jewelry. This is not a parrot toy :)

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Why Parrot Safe?
Companion parrots often die from heavy metal toxicity due to playing with jewelry. It's known that costume jewelry can be high enough in lead & cadmium to be toxic to children, but in my research I discovered that even high quality jewelry components are full of zinc, copper, lead & tin. Most jewelry components are brought in from China with no MSDS sheets (or even manufacturing company name!) to check what is in the material. Even with 304 and 316 stainless steel parts!
I spent an entire year sourcing out 304 stainless steel and food grade aluminum made in north america with MSDS sheets to confirm they they were pure, clean & safe to protect my flock and yours :)