I began by gently doming an oval of sterling silver and fusing delicate grasses and 18k gold dots to the surface. Below I dangled a layered flower with a dense cluster of freshwater pearls at the center on 18k gold headpins. The earwire is 18k gold as well. All of the silver has been given a deep oxidized patina. The earrings measure 1 7/8 inches in total length and 1 1/8 inches at the widest point.