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Cross Earrings Hearts Hand Painted Copper Purple Handmade Jewelry Gift

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Looking like an exqisitely colorful stained glass window found in an ancient church, the CATHEDRAL CROSSES handmade earrings are a perfect gift for the woman of faith who loves unique cross jewelry.  The one of a kind earrings feature artisan hand painted copper cross dangles, artisan purple lampwork glass beads, copper and sterling silver.  The slightly domed, patinated copper charms were individually artisan crafted from pure copper with a raised budded cross design.  Each cross arm has two swirling inward turning buds, looking like hearts that aren’t quite closed.  To add sublime beauty against the glowing copper, the heart buds are hand painted with glimmering metallic paint:  pale green (2 buds), purple, turquoise, dark blue, dark green, red, and orange.  To seal the colors for years of wear, an ice resin was added giving the dangles a glass-like finish (hard to photograph without glare, which you’ll see in many photos).  The back of each charm shows a fainter cross design from the front.
Wonderfully complementing the copper budded cross charms, lampwork glass beads in a luscious, rich purple are used, also individually artisan handmade.  A swirled. ridged design adds texture and extra eye appeal.  As you can see in photos # 2 and # 7, the glass beads absolutely glow in the light!  Two copper disc spacers and a 3 mm copper bead sit on top of the lampwork beads.  Sterling silver French hook earwires, each with a copper bead accent, finish the earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the CATHEDRAL CROSSES earrings will be a welcome gift and are sure to be worn often!

  • Hand painted copper budded cross dangles:  app. 25 mm (0.98”); artisan handmade by Kristie Bowman
  • Purple lampwork glass beads:  app. 10 mm x 8 mm (0.39” x 0.31”); artisan handmade by Susan Kennedy
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires   

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

Crosses represent Jesus' victory over sin and death, since it is believed that through his death and resurrection, he conquered death itself.  Even though man made, glass is said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Copper is used 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 CATHEDRAL CROSSES handmade 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 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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