Light Green and Brown Lampwork Earrings, Swarovski Crystals Pewter Sterling Handmade Jewelry
Reminiscent of the ethereal, whispering beauty of a forest just beginning to leaf out in the spring, the one of a kind WHISPERS earrings are an earthy combination of light mossy green and rich brown. The one of a kind, handmade beauties were created with artisan handmade lampwork glass beads, Swarovski crystals, leafy pewter bead caps and sterling silver. The lampwork beads were individually hand crafted from translucent pale green glass that glows charmingly when back lit. Raku frit was added to create brown splotches, a perfect complement to the pale green glass. Small bubbles were captured in the pale green glass, adding additional glow when the light hits them just right. Since the rondelle shaped lampwork beads were made one at a time, they are not exactly the same, as you can see in the photos above and below. Lead free pewter bead caps in a leafy design cap the top and bottom of each lampwork bead.
To perfectly highlight the brown raku splotches of the light green beads and to add huge sparkle to the overall design, faceted Swarovski crystal bicones were added. The rich color is called “smoked topaz,” an ideal addition. All of the elements used to create the earrings were strung on handmade (by me) sterling silver headpins with a hammered loop on the end. The headpins were carefully wire wrapped and connected to sterling silver French hook earwires for a classic finish. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the WHISPERS earrings were created for the woman who hates mass produced jewelry, much preferring to wear one of a kind, artisan earrings.
- Light green and brown lampwork beads: app. 12 mm x 8 mm; artisan made
- Swarovski crystals: faceted 6 mm “smoked topaz” bicones
- Metal: sterling silver and lead free pewter (leafy bead caps)
- Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
- Length: app. 1.5” / 3.8 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires
For a better understanding of the relative size of the size of the WHISPERS lampwork earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.
Even though man made, glass and crystals are said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality. 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 one of a kind WHISPERS 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!
***Please be aware that not all monitors exhibit colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
SHADOW DOG DESIGNS
Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman
E1197 - 04-12-17
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