Copper Leaf Handmade Earrings, Organic Czech Glass Artisan Dangle Jewelry
Everything about this pair of handmade leaf inspired earrings, named LEAF DANCE, has a charming, rustic look to it! The boho earrings feature individually artisan made copper leaf charms. To complement the leaves, organic Picasso finish Czech glass beads and rustic triple wire wrapping were added. Get a jump on the beauty of autumn with these fun earrings! Wear them on those comfy weekends with friends or as an unexpected boho look with your little black dress. The one of a kind LEAF DANCE dangle earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog designs for the woman who adores wearing unique jewelry.
- Copper lead charms: app. 13 mm x 13 mm x 1 mm
- Czech glass beads: app 12 mm x 9 mm
- Metal: copper and sterling silver
- Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accent
- Length: app. 1.75” / 4.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires
The focal of the LEAF DANCE artisan earrings are the copper leaf charms made by long time artist friend, Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign. As you can see in the photos above, the shape of the charms are a square. The imprinted leaves are an oval design with a deep veins running through the center. You can run your finger over the charms and feel the wonderful texture. The backside of the leaves are primarily smooth although you can slightly see the vein texture from the front side. Since each leaf charm was individually handmade, you can see the slight differences in eahc charm - something I adore about handmade items! The leaves were rustically wire wrapped to the upper part of the earrings with copper wire.
Kristi created the leaves from start to finish with copper precious metal clay, an artist's clay that is saturated with tiny copper particles, an organic binder and water. She molded, shaped and imprinted / carved each individual piece from metal clay and then put the pieces in a kiln. The leaves were fired at a high heat, during which the binder and water were burned off leaving pure copper. To bring out the glorious patina of copper, the leaves were heated with a butane torch and then sealed to protect the rich color of the metal for many years to come.
To continue with the rustic feel of the LEAF DANCE earrings, Czech glass beads with an organic Picasso finish were used. The background color of the Czech beads is a pale minty green. Then the Picasso finish was applied: brown, black and golden amber splotches are scattered all over the beads. The mossy stone look of the unique beads are perfect for an autumn inspired pair of leaf earrings.
The Czech glass beads were wire wrapped with copper wire. Triple wraps were created above and below the beads for the continued rustic, boho feel. A single wire was brought down from the top to the bottom to stabilize the beads and add extra interest and texture. A loop at the top was connected to sterling silver French hook earwires. I added a copper bicone bead to each earwire for a fun, professional finish.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the LEAF DANCE copper leaf and Czech glass boho earrings, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. Even though man made, glass carries 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 LEAF DANCE 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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