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Cactus Red Flower Earrings, Red Coral Copper Vintage Handmade Jewelry

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Cactus and other succulents are all the rage now to grow . . . and to wear (jewelry, that is!).  Stylish and lightweight to wear, the perfectly named, one of a kind SPIKES handmade earrings feature artisan vintage look cactus dangles, red coral discs and copper.  The eye catching cactus dangles look like they were upcycled from old tea or cookie tins -  but they only mimic rustic vintage tins.  The dangles were individually hand cut into a rectangle shape from modern copper sheeting, filed and sanded.  A permanent metal transfer was applied for the faux tin look and then the charms were sealed for many years of wearing fun.  Against a background of light gray and cream, a green barrel cactus with long, wicked looking thorns leans a bit to the left on each dangle.  To add extra interest, a single red blossom pokes up from the crown of each cactus.  Since the dangles were individually handmade, there are slight differences which add wonderful rustic vibes. The back of each dangle is smooth, shiny copper which will gradually gain a patina over time.  Because the charms are made from copper sheeting, the earrings are very lightweight to wear.
The color of the flower on the barrel cacti are perfectly complemented with hand cut red coral discs.   Three discs were used to create a stack, capped on the bottom with a single pure copper bicone and capped on the top with two bicones separated by a small copper bead..  Because the red coral was hand cut, the discs are very similar in size and finish but are not exactly the same.  All of the elements were strung on copper wire, wire wrapped and then connected to sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the SPIKES handmade earrings are a perfect jewelry gift for the woman who loves cactus.  

  • Vintage look cactus copper transfer charms:  app. 24 mm x 12 mm x 1.5 mm (0.94” x 0.47”); artisan handmade by Helena Benkoczka
  • Hand cut red coral:  on average, app. 6 mm x 4 mm, some a bit wider, some a bit narrower
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm long measured from the top curve of the earwires


**  For a better understanding of the relative size of the SPIKES handmade cactus earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

A cactus is a symbol of adaptability, endurance and strength to survive in new environments and situations.  Red Coral is used to help calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict.  Copper allows 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 unique SPIKES cactus earrings were carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. They will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag with tissue, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***  The beautiful jewelry found in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.




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