|HOT off my workbench! I've combined my horseshoe nail earrings with small .22 shell bullet flowers into a most awesome pair of dangle earrings....perfect for that equestrian/western/feminine gunslinger industrial biker-ish kind of look :)
Genuine horseshoe nails, made of steel....they can and will patina darker over time and with wear...though this happens less often with earrings.
Bullet shells are brass, small .22 shells for these bullet flowers....they'll patina over time also.
Earwires are sterling silver, brass jump rings.
>>>>>>Keeping your horseshoe nail jewelry from getting wet will help delay the patina process...if your horseshoe nail jewelry does get wet, just dry thoroughly and use a small piece of fine steel wool to keep it bright if need be...the steel wool won't harm the brass and will shine it as well....but really, just letting them patina naturally will be just fine!