Black Onyx Flower Earrings, Gemstone Jewelry Sterling Handmade Gift

Item Description

Black and silver are a classic look, a perfect pairing for a fun and flirty pair of artisan earrings, a color combination that every woman should have in their handmade jewelry collection. The BLACK DAHLIA earrings are sparkling and one of a kind, created with faceted black onyx flowers, lead free pewter hoops, faceted black onyx rondelles and sterling silver.  The earrings can do triple duty:  wear them on a night out on the town, with your business attire or when you want to kick back and relax with long time friends.   Created for the woman who loves unique jewelry, the BLACK DAHLIA earrings were carefully designed and handcrafted by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.

 


  • Faceted black onyx flowers: app. 14mm x 8mm (at the thickest)
  • Lead free pewter hoops:  app. 12 mm
  • Faceted black Czech glass rondelles:  app. 3 mm x 2 mm
  • Metal:  sterling silver and lead free pewter
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with black Czech crystal enhancement
  • Length: app. 2" / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

 

What really catches the eye when the BLACK DAHLIA earrings are worn are the unique faceted black onyx flowers.  I found these beads at a bead show near Dallas many years ago and have never seen anything like them since.  The flowers are a deep black and have an almost mirror-like finish that reflects the light brilliantly every time the heads is moved.  As you can see in the photos, the black onyx flowers are an unusual cut.  They are thicker in the middle coming to a rounded point with rays running out to each petal.  Sterling silver 2 mm beads were placed at the top and bottom of each flower.  The black onyx flowers were placed on handmade (by me) headpins created with sterling silver wire with a hand hammered loop at the bottom.  The top of the headpin was carefully wire wrapped onto pewter hoops.

The hoops used in the BLACK DAHLIA earrings are high quality pewter, lead free and made right here in the United States.  They are smooth with a high shine and add a sterling silver look without the sterling silver price.  Do they ever add movement to the earrings when worn, capitalizing on the faceted, high gloss flash of the black onyx flowers.

The pewter hoops were connected to sterling silver French hook earwires.  To add a bit more sparkle (as if these earrings needed more of that!), I added a single Czech glass crystal to each earwire.  The Czech beads might be tiny, but, since they are faceted, they do add quite a bit of sparkle.

For a better understanding of the relative size of the BLACK DAHLIA earrings, please be sure to check photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.

 


Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Man made glass is believed to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


 

The BLACK DAHLIA handmade earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!

***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.

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