All Dangle, Drop and Stud earrings are hand painted for that extra little charm making each set a unique addition to your collection. Unless otherwise noted, all earrings are made from premium basswood creating earrings light weight and comfortable to wear. The earrings may be stained and/or hand painted using acrylic or watercolor paints as well as sealed to protect the surface. Only ear wires and posts that are hypoallergenic and nickel free are used for the most sensitive ears. NOTE: Since the earrings are made from wood, it is NOT recommended that you wear the earrings swimming, in the hot tub/sauna or in the shower.