Indian Head Coin Earrings, Antique Copper Turquoise Handmade Jewelry

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Created from authentic Indian Head copper pennies from over 100 years ago, the fun, one of a kind PRETTY PENNIES earrings are perfect for the woman who collects coins, who wants to own a bit of numismatic history or just loves unique handmade jewelry!  The earrings feature two sided Indian Head pennies (also called an Indian Head cent), one dated 1893 and one the other is from 1901.  The copper coins were lightly polished to bring out the fabulous detail on both the front and the back (see photo # 2).  As you can see from the photos, there is some wear on the pennies, a few dings and scratches that’s not unusual from pennies that date that far back.  
To add an unexpected pop of rich color, two coral orange Czech glass discs are stacked above each penny.  Since the discs have a silver metallic wash, they shimmer in the light.  A genuine turquoise rondelle was added on top, separated from the coral discs by a copper spacer.  The blue turquoise has a bit of pale beige matrix.  A 3 mm copper bead caps everything.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents finishes the earrings perfectly. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the PRETTY PENNIES earrings were created for the woman who loves to wear unique artisan handmade jewelry with a historical bent.

  • Copper Indian head penny:  app. 20 mm x 2 mm
  • Orange coral Czech glass discs:  app. 6 mm x 3 mm
  • Genuine turquoise rondelle  app. 5 mm x 3 mm
  • 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 sterling earwires

*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the one of a kind PRETTY PENNIES coin 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.  Even though it is man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Turquoise, a gemstone sacred to the Navajo, Zuni and other Native Americans, is a stone of wholeness, promoting a sense of unity with all that surrounds us.  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 PRETTY PENNIES 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!
***  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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