Blue Star Artisan Earrings, Czech Glass Peach Copper Handmade Beaded Jewelry
If you want a pair of handmade earrings that will cheer you up every time you wear them, the SKY BLUE STAR BURST earrings are for you. The artisan earrings were created with three types of gorgeous Czech glass beads: rustic finish sky blue star burst beads, earthy sage green rondelles and peachy pink cathedral glass. Copper bead caps and sterling silver earwires add a perfect finishing flair. Very trendy, the unique earrings are beauties that you will reach for over and over again. Beaded jewelry for the woman who hates mass produced jewelry and MUST wear one of a kind, the SKY BLUE STAR BURST earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
- Blue star Czech glass: app. 18 mm x 4 mm; Picasso finish; raised star design
- Czech glass rondelles: app. 6 mm x 9 mm; sage green with Picasso finish; faceted
- Czech cathedral glass: app. 10 mm; peach pink; faceted; metallic Picasso finish
- Metal: copper, brass and sterling silver
- Bead caps: brass filigree
- Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
- Length: app 2" / 5.1 cm from the top curve of the earwires
The "stars" of the show, so to speak, are the rustic looking, blue star burst Czech glass beads. To create the beads, sky blue molten glass was poured into molds and the glass was pressed and allowed to cool. The beads were then coated with an olive green, golden mustard and brown Picasso finish. Because the star burst design in raised, the Picasso finish was polished of the star design, leaving shiny blue glass. The rich Picasso finish was left in the recessed areas around the edges. I love the eye catching color combination - the sky blue star burst really pop! The beads are coin shaped but have a wavy edge because of the raised star design.
Earthy colored Czech glass rondelles were added above the star beads to complement the olive green Picasso finish perfectly. They are a sage green color with a lichen Picasso finish that adds brown dots and splatters. Faceted to add sparkle, filigree brass bead caps were added to the top and bottom to frame the beads and bring out their beauty.
Just above the sage green rondelles, a single peach pink Czech cathedral glass bead was added to give a dose of subtle color. Cathedral glass was given that name because the glowing glass and sparkling facets reminded people of beautiful stained glass windows in churches, especially when back lit. Cathedral glass also are traditionally finished with gold or silver foil at each end. These beads have a gold finish for added elegance.
To finish the SKY BLUE STAR BURST handmade earrings, the elements of the earrings were strung on handmade (by me) copper head pins with small hand hammered oval at the bottom end. The top end of the headpins were carefully wire wrapped into a loop and connected onto sterling silver French hook earwires. I added a copper bicone to the earwires for a lovely accent.
For a better understanding of the size of the SKY BLUE STAR BURST earrings, please see photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Even though man made, glass is said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Copper is believed to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. 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 SKY BLUE STAR BURST 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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