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Mermaid Art Earrings, Faux Vintage Green Brown Handmade Jewelry Gift

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THE MERMAID handmade art earrings are perfect for the woman who  has a bit of mermaid in her and who also loves famous works of art.  Beautifully unique art jewelry, the one of a kind earrings feature artisan created faux vintage copper dangles, swirled green Czech glass beads and sparkling brown Swarovski crystals.  The eye catching mermaid dangles look like they were upcycled from old tea or cookie tins -  but they only mimic rustic vintage tins.  The dangles were individually hand cut into a trapezoid shape from modern copper sheeting, filed and sanded.  A permanent metal transfer was applied for the faux tin look and then the charms were waterproof sealed for many years of wearing fun.  The back of the dangles are shiny copper.  Since the dangles were individually artisan made, they are very similar but not exactly the same.
The mermaid dangles were inspired by the famous John William Waterhouse masterpiece, The Mermaid, which was painted in 1900.  The dangles are a cropped version of a mermaid perched on a rock with her tail coiled around her, combing out her long red hair while singing a song.  In front of her is a large shell filled with pearls (legend says the pearls are formed by the tears of dead sailors).  She is highlighted by the aqua green sea and rocky arches behind her.  In the original painting, she is painted looking to the left.  For more information about the original painting, here’s a link:  The Mermaid.
To perfectly complement the copper mermaid dangles, Czech glass beads and sparkling Swarovski crystals were used.  The Czech glass beads were made from opaque medium pine green glass that shades to light apple green.  The beads have a rustic silky matte finish.  To add even more eye appeal, a gold Picasso finish was washed onto about ⅓ of the surface of the beads, adding a wonderful glow.  To add mega sparkle, a faceted Swarovski crystal bicones was placed above the Czech beads separated by a copper disc spacer.  The color of the translucent Swarovski crystals is called  “smoky topaz,” a war, medium brown color.  The earrings are finished with sterling silver French hoops with copper bead accents.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, unique THE MERMAID earrings are a great gift, sure to please the woman who loves great works of art and mermaids!

  • Copper transfer mermaid dangles:  app. 24 mm x 20 mm at widest (0.95” x 0.79”);  artisan handmade by Helena Benkoczka
  • Green Czech glass beads:  app. 10 mm x 7 mm (0.4” x 0.28”); gold Picasso finish
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm smoky topaz bicones
  • 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 THE MERMAID art earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Mermaids are believed to be symbols of transformation.  Even though man made, glass and crystals 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 MERMAID handmade 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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