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Mixed Metal Polymer Clay Earrings, Lightweight Boho Handmade Jewelry

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Big and bold with a breathtaking mixed metal metallic sheen, the unique RUSTICA handmade earrings will definitely add a large dose of boho dazzle to your earlobes!  The rustic, one of a kind earrings feature lightweight artisan dangles. They were individually created from black polymer clay, hand etched and then hand painted with glistening gold and copper metallic acrylic pigments that highlight the etching.  I just wish the photos could show the amazing shimmer these earrings have!  For a fun, boho look, the dangles are similar in design but are also uniquely different, as you can see in the photos. Divided into thirds, the top and bottom of the dangles were painted with gold and the middle painted with copper. After the final curing of the dangles, a very light layer of crystal protectant was applied. The back side of each dangle is also painted and is signed by the artist.  Since the dangles were created from polymer clay, the earrings are very lightweight to wear.
Since the dangles are so eye catching, the rest of the earrings design was kept simple.  Wire wrapped above each polymer clay dangle are two vintage pipestone bauxite heishe beads from Ghana.  The beads were very labor intensive to create since they were hand cut and hand drilled so they have a rich, rustic look to them.  The pipestone beads have such a wonderful earthy color, mostly brick red but with some creamy beige. Perched on top of the vintage beads is a single jet black swarovski crystals separated by a copper disc spacer.  A perfect jewelry gift idea for the woman who appreciates wearable art and loves a boho look, the unique, lightweight RUSTICA artisan earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.

  • Gold and copper polymer clay dangles:  app. 42 mm x 20 mm (at widest); handmade by Pati Bannister
  • Vintage pipestone bauxite heishe beads:  app. 7 mm x 5 mm
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm jet black bicones
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 3” / 7.6 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


For a better understanding of the relative size of the size of the rustic polymer clay dangles used to created the RUSTICA earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Pipestone bauxite is used to help to create increased feelings of happiness and heightened well being.  Even though man made, crystals (glass) 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 one of a kind RUSTICA 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.


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