These nautically themed earring and necklace sets are inspired by maritime traditions that reach back to the first sailors. Fancy nautical rope work, known as marlinspike seamanship, is the hallmark of master mariners that learned to craft useful and decorative objects from whatever materials were at hand. Handcrafted in the coastal community of Valdez, Alaska, these earrings are the product of a mariner's experience in Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska. These items are crafted from 3/32 inch four strand nylon tactical cord using a monkey fist knot. The monkey fist knot is used by sailors to form weighted ends for their heaving lines used to pass lines to other ships and docks. Free shipping via USPS First Class mail.