Melo Seashell Teardrop Boho Earrings, Czech Glass Pink Crystal Handmade Jewelry for Women

Item Description

What a fun pair of boho style earrings, jewelry that a mermaid - or a woman who dreams of being one - will love to wear!  The SHE SELLS SEASHELLS handmade earrings feature two sided melo melo shells in a teardrop design.  Stacked above the shells are rustic colored Czech glass cubes in cream, browns and pinks.  Sparkling rose pink Swarovski crystal bicones and sterling silver earwires finish the lightweight earrings beautifully.  One of a kind for the woman who adores unique jewelry, the SHE SELLS SEASHELLS earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.

 

 


Melo melo shell teardrops:  app. 30 mm x 15 mm (at widest)

Rustic Czech glass cubes:  app. 9 mm x 9 mm

Swarovski crystals:  faceted 6 mm and 4 mm “rose” pink bicones

Metal:  copper and sterling silver

Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with Swarovski crystal enhancement

Length:  app. 2.75” / 7.0 cm


 

Just what is a melo melo?  Also called the Indian volute or bailer shell, the melo melo is a very large sea snail.  The outside of the shell is normally a pale cream color often with irregular banding of brown splotches and wavy lines.  Often used as decorations, the shell also is used as scoops for powdery substances at local markets and by fishermen to bail out their boats.

 

The melo melo shells used in the SHE SELLS SEASHELLS earrings were cut in a teardrop shape with a high shine finish.  Two pieces of shell were cut for each teardrop and laminated securely together to create the dangles.  As you can see in the photos, the shells are a pale cream color shading to a darker beige. Chocolate brown lines run through the shells, each one having a different design.  Even though the shells are on the larger size, they are light in weight.  Because each teardrop is two sided, the earrings look great from any angle.  

 

Stacked above the melo melo shell teardrops are Czech glass cubes with a very rustic look.  The cubes started out as cream glass.  Then a Picasso finish was applied in shades of medium tan, caramel brown and pink, creating an aged look to the beads.  Capping the top and bottom of each cube is a copper daisy spacer.

 

To add maximum sparkle to the SHE SELLS SEASHELLS artisan earrings, two different sizes of faceted Swarovski crystals bicones were added.  The color chosen is a rich rose pink color to help highlight the pink in the Czech cubes.  A 6 mm crystal sits on top of the cubes and a 4 mm crystal was added to each sterling silver French hook earwire for a professional finish.

 


Shells are believed to stimulate intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability.  Although man made, glass and crystals are said to carry 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 SHE SELLS SEASHELLS 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

 

E1224 - 07-28-17

 

   

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