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Frida Kahlo Earrings, Cat Monkey Hummingbird Lampwork Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

If you love the fascinating life and vibrant art of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, you will absolutely love the aptly named FRIDA! One of a kind earrings. The eye catching boho dangle earrings feature rustic faux vintage copper Frida dangles, artisan black lampwork beads and black onyx gemstones.  The unique Kahlo trapezoid shaped charms look as if they were cut from old cookie or tea tins. But they only mimic faded vintage tins since they were individually artisan hand cut, filed and sanded from modern copper. A permanent metal transfer was applied and then sealed.  The picture of Frida is an iconic self portrait painted in 1940, called “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” although the dangles are mirror images of the original painting.  A black cat is perched on one shoulder and her beloved pet monkey is sitting on her other.  White butterflies are in her hair and she is wearing a symbolic thorn necklace with a hummingbird pendant.  Lush vegetation completes the background.  Since the dangles were individually handmade, there are slight differences which add wonderful rustic vibes. The back of the dangles are smooth, shiny copper which will gradually gain a patina over time. Since the artisan charms are made from copper, the earrings are very lightweight to wear.
Since the Frida Kahlo charms are gorgeous in their own right, simple complements were all that were needed to complete the earrings.  Just above each Frida charm is an artisan made black lampwork glass bead.  The lampwork beads are high shine - you can see my silhouette and some vegetation reflected in most of the photos.  Above each lampwork bead, separated by a copper daisy spacer is a round black onyx gemstone.  All of the elements used to create the earrings were rustically double wire wrapped for an even greater vintage feel.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents finish the design beautifully.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the FRIDA! earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who adores the magical realist art and intriguing life of the famous woman artist.
***  If you want to learn more about the Frida Kahlo self portrait, click the link to be taken to a history:  https://www.fridakahlo.org/self-portrait-with-thorn-necklace-and-hummingbird.jsp

  • Frida Kahlo charms:  app. 30 mm x 24 mm at widest x 1.5 mm (1.2” x 0.94”); artisan handmade by Helena Benkoczka 
  • Black lampwork glass beads:  app. 10 mm x 7 mm (0.4” x 0.28”); artisan handmade by Charlotte Hayes
  • Black onyx rounds:  app. 4 mm
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks 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 dangles and lampwork glass beads used to create the FRIDA! earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. Bone is said to bring good fortune and strength.  Even though man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Black Onyx is believed to be a powerful protective stone and brings balance to mind and body.  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 FRIDA! one of a kind 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 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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