These kidney wires are larger and a little more durable than the small kidney wires. I would use these on heavier earring projects rather than the small ones. That said, I would like to see some even heavier wires for more security.
I was so surprised at the elegance these added to an earring design I was working on. I used them with a flat briolette and the finished look was only 1 1/2" long. I turned a reluctant customer into a happy one.
Sturdy and Safe and easy to put on!
These earwires are the best alternative to a leaverback I have seen They are sturdy and don't squash like the little ones used to do AND they stay closed. Light weight product on these will not cause fallout like with french wires. And I dissagree with a previous reviewer they are NOT too big. They are larger than normal but that makes them easier to put on and close. They accommodate any earring product weight as well, both very light to heavy. I have bought and will buy these over and over again! My customers love them too!
...maybe as kidneys go (as in, human organs), these are medium...for for earwires they are simply bizarre! way too big.