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Dragonfly Earrings, Copper Lampwork Vintage Look Handmade Jewelry Gift

Item Description

Filled with a calming oriental inspired vintage look, the DRAGONFLY DAYS handmade earrings are perfect to wear on those rich, glorious days of autumn.  The unique earrings feature artisan dragonflies on copper charms and speckled amber brown lampwork glass beads, also artisan created. The lovely square-shaped dragonfly charms look as if they were cut from old, weathered cookie or tea tins.  But they only mimic rustic vintage tins since they were individually artisan hand cut, filed and sanded from modern copper. A permanent metal transfer was applied and then the charms were sealed for long wear. Two dragonflies, one larger and one smaller, fly against a background of bamboo and a rising sun.  The colors of the dangles are absolutely drenched with fall hues and have an oriental flair. Since the dangles were individually handmade, there are slight differences which add a wonderful rustic vibe. The back of the dangles are smooth, shiny copper which will gradually gain a glowing patina over time. Because the charms are made from copper, the earrings are very lightweight to wear.  
 
To highlight the dragonflies charms, glowing lampwork glass beads were added.  The individually artisan handmade lampwork beads started out as clear glass, but when still molten, a brown frit sprinkled on to add an eye catching amber glow with brown speckles.  Three copper bicones were stacked above each glass bead and everything was wire wrapped with copper wire. Sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents finish the lovely earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the DRAGONFLY DAYS earrings are a perfect jewelry gift idea for the woman who adores dragonflies and loves to wear one of a kind artisan earrings. 
 
 

  • Dragonflies on copper dangles:  app. 20 mm x 20 mm x 1.5 mm; artisan made by Helena Benkoczka
  • Brown speckled lampwork glass beads:  app. 10 mm x 7 mm; artisan made by Lisa Anderson
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

 

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

Dragonflies are said to carry the wisdom of transformation and to help adapt in life; the symbol inspires the wearer to live life as fully and joyfully as possible.  Even though man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Copper is said 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 DRAGONFLY DAYS artisan 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!
 
***  Photos of my jewelry are taken outside in natural light.  The colors of the items used to create the jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own computer monitor.  Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
 
 
 
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