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Honey Bees Flowers Enamel Earrings, Lampwork Glass Handmade Jewelry

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Reminiscent of a field of flowers with busy honey bee pollinators, the whimsical API E FIORI handmade earrings are a wonderful jewelry gift for the woman who loves both honey bees and colorful flowers!  The one of a kind earrings feature colorful artisan enamel flowers and honey bee dangles.  Spotted lampwork glass beads, also artisan made, and frosted light purple Czech glass discs perfectly complement the unique dangles. The smile-inducing bees and flower dangles were created from shiny, pure white enamel glass powder that was torch fused onto round copper blanks at extremely high heat.  A permanent decal was added to each dangle and everything was fused together at about 1475 degrees F in a kiln for a high gloss finish.  As you can see the round dangles are similar but different, adding a whimsical touch to the design.  One dangle has a honey bee looking straight on with the head of another bee peering in on the left edge.  The  other has a bee seen from the side and a bee nectaring on a flower near the bottom.  The flowers are a beautiful colorful combination of yellow dandelions, red poppies, lilac bellflowers and pinkish alstroemeria, all lovely nectar plants.  The back of each dangle is finished in heathery medium blue enamel.   ***Please note:  Even though the enamel charms are very durable, they are glass fused to copper.  If an earring is dropped on a hard surface, the glass can chip or crack.
To highlight the colors found in the bees and flower dangles, stacked above are  spotted lampwork glass beads and frosted Czech glass discs.  The lampwork beads were individually artisan handmade from translucent pale pink glass.  To add random dots, darker pink, brown and white glass frit was added when the lampwork beads were still in their molten stage.  Because the glass beads are transparent, they glow when the earrings are worn.   Above the lampwork beads, separated by copper disc spacers, are two frosted light purple Czech glass discs.  They are also translucent and glow light sea glass in the light.  A 3 mm copper bead sits on top.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with a copper bead accent finishes the eye-catching earring.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the unique API E FIORI bees and flower earrings were created for the woman who loves one of a kind earrings that are perfect for spring, summer and fall wear!  “Api e fiori” is Italian for “bees and flowers.”

  • Enamel honey bees and flower earrings:  app. 25 mm (0.98”); artisan handmade by Linda Younkman
  • Spotted lampwork glass beads:  app. 11 mm x 7 mm (0.43” x 0.26”); artisan handmade by Lisa Anderson
  • Frosted Czech glass discs:  app. 6 mm x 4 mm (0.24” x 0.16”)
  • 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 exquisite API E FIORI artisan handmade earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Throughout the history of man, bees have been a symbol of creativity, teamwork, communication and fertility; they also represent divine love and creation, that everything in life fits into a greater plan, purpose and place.  Flowers have always been a symbol of spiritual awakening; also they have been symbols of generosity and love when they are given away.  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 API E FIORI handmade bees and flower 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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