Hieroglyph Earrings, Vintage Glass Snake Vertebrae Handmade Jewelry

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The ANCIENT SCRIBES handmade earrings are a perfect jewelry gift for the woman who loves the wonder and mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphs.  The one of a kind earrings feature artisan created pewter hieroglyph charms, vintage glass snake vertebrae beads and sterling silver.  The lead free pewter dangles, individually hand cast, feature a different set of hieroglyphs on each charm.  One dangle has, from top to bottom:  an eye (which represents safety), a zigzag (represents water), two curved staffs (which represent folded cloth), a spiral (represents shelter) and an unidentified marking at the bottom.  The other has:  a sideways lotus bud (represents rebirth), a quail chick (represents the letter W which was a vowel sound) and a zigzag (represents water).  The hieroglyph charms have a lovely antique, rustic look and aren’t the exact same shape.  A bit wider on the bottom than at the top, they were given a patina to bring out the details of the hieroglyphs and then polished to look like heirloom silver.  The back of the charms have a slightly grainy, darker finish.  They are carefully wire wrapped on sterling wire to connect to the upper part of the earrings.
To add unexpected beauty to the design of the hieroglyph earrings, vintage glass snake vertebrae beads are stacked above the charms.  Sometimes called zigzag beads, they get their more common name due to their resemblance to the interlocking vertebrae of snakes. Most vintage snake beads are Czech or French and were produced for African trade.  The beads are at least 50+ years old and are colored coral orange and blue.  For fun, two blue beads and one coral orange were stacked on one earring while the other has two coral orange and one blue bead.  A 3 mm sterling silver bead nettles into the top of the upper vertebrae bead. Sterling silver French hook earwires finish the eye catching earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the ANCIENT SCRIBES handmade hieroglyphs earrings were created for the woman who adores wearing unique designer jewelry.  

  • Hieroglyph charms:  app. 24 mm x 12 mm at widest x 1.5 mm (0.95” x 0.47”); lead free pewter; artisan created by Inviciti
  • Vintage glass snake vertebrae bead stack:  app. 12 mm x 5 mm
  • Metal:  lead free pewter and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

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

Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Even though man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The ANCIENT SCRIBES Egyptian hieroglyphs 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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