Crocheted beads charms
The charms are made by crocheting glass seed beads together with cotton cordonnet thread.
Sterling silver used for jewelry body, wires, ear posts and nuts, and other jewelry findings are .925 silver, and are all nickel free.
Stainless steel ear posts
For plated jewelry, I match them with stainless steel ear posts instead of plated ones because they are not prone to tarnish. When earrings are worn, the ear posts are in close contact with our skin. Oils from our skin will speed up the tarnishing process of silver/gold. And silver/gold plated jewelry cannot be polished as the plated silver/gold on the surface can be rubbed off by the chemical on jewelry cloth.
Why not use sterling silver/gold filled ear posts for plated jewelry? Most of the time, the reason why my customers pick plated jewelry over sterling silver/gold filled ones is because they are a less expensive option. Stainless steel ear posts are considerably less expensive than sterling silver/gold filled ones, so I can keep the pricing of my plated jewelry more affordable.
For most stud earrings, the material of the ear nuts are the same as the ear posts used. In cases where the earrings are quite big and will need bigger ear nuts to prevent them from drooping down, I will match them with silicone ear nuts which will prevent that from happening. Silicone ear nuts are also more soft and comfortable to wear compared to hard plastic ones.
Metal and allergies
There are different kinds of metal allergy, which may differ from people to people.
Materials used for each of my jewelry are written in their descriptions, and you can refer below for each type of material and the possible metal allergens.
Brass contains copper and zinc. They are not hypoallergenic for people who are allergic to copper. Brass metal used in my jewelry does not contain nickel.
Silver/gold plated, gold filled, and sterling silver metal used for my jewelry does not contain nickel.
Stainless steel contains a bit of nickel, but is considered hypoallergenic for most people.