Frequently Asked Questions
What are the earrings made of?
Each earring is made of durable, lightweight, chipboard, acrylic paint and a moisture-resistant, protective, clear acrylic finish.
What is chipboard?
Chipboard is a durable fibered paper that is about 0.5 - 1 millimeter thick and is often made from recycled paper. The chipboard used at Wholehearted Empire is made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste.
Do the earrings bend easily?
Unlike regular paper, chipboard is very rigid and thick and does not bend easily. Chipboard is often used in book making to create the hard cover for hardback books. So, think of your earrings as a hand-painted, hardback book cover.
Can my earrings get wet?
The acrylic paint and clear acrylic finish creates a moisture-resistant barrier. This barrier offers a level of protection in cases of accidental exposure to small amounts of moisture such as getting caught in the rain. Please take care to pat your earrings dry if they are exposed to moisture. Please treat them like you would any fine jewelry and remove them before swimming, showering or bathing.
Are the earrings nickel free?
Yes, all the metal used to make the earrings is nickel free.
I already bought some earrings, and now I want to buy more. Which other earring designs are similar in size to the ones I already have?
First, make sure to check the individual product page. Each product page: 1) contains a manikin and penny photo for scale; 2) has the actual earring dimensions within the product description.
Second, take a look at the photo below to compare the earring designs sizes to one another. Although only one type of each design is shown below, every earring within a specific design (Dreamer, Feisty, etc.) is the same size.
Note: this photograph is not to scale, but it does show earring design size relative to one another.
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