Woof Dog Rescue Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Dangle Jewelry
The WOOF! handmade earrings are perfect for anybody who adores their dog, especially if the sweetie is a rescue. Truly one of a kind (OOAK), the WOOF! handmade earrings were created for a very good cause. Since I believe strongly in dog and cat adoption, 1/2 of the purchase price of the earrings will be donated to the local Humane Society. All of the long line of Shadow Dogs, past and present, have been shelter rescues (or strays that came to stay); all have been/are devoted four footed companions. The meaningful earrings feature artisan made “woof” copper charms. To complement the charms, swirling pink artisan handmade lampwork glass beads were chosen, along with other copper pieces and sterling silver earwires. Jewelry that was created for the woman who adores unique designs and loves dogs, the WOOF! earrings are a perfect gift for that special person and were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
- Copper woof charms: app. 26 mm x 11 mm x 1 mm
- Pink lampwork glass beads: app. 12 mm x 8 mm
- Metal: copper and sterling silver
- Earwires: sterling silver with copper bicone accents
- Length: app. 2.50" / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwire
The highlight of the WOOF! earrings are the oh-so-fun copper woof rectangle charms. The woof charms were individually handmade by long time artist friend, Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign from copper precious metal clay, an artisan clay that is packed with small copper particles, an organic binder, and water. The design is her own: a single word, "woof", on each rectangle. Each piece was molded, shaped and carved by Kristi, placed in a kiln and fired at high heat to burn away the binder and water. Pure copper charms were left! After the charms cooled, they were heated again with a butane torch to bring out the rich patina of the copper. You never know what colors are going to show up - there is a rich copper color with just a hint of pinkish-red color to these. The charms were then sealed to protect the color. Since the pieces are handmade, you can tell from the photos that the woof charms are similar but not exactly the same - something I love about handmade items! The charms have wonderful texture to them, the "woof" being recessed into the copper. The charms were carefully wire wrapped on copper wire to attach to the upper part of the earrings.
Since I love the color combination of pink with copper, I decided to use a pair of swirly pink lampwork glass beads. The beads were individually handmade by Charlotte of Covegirlbeads, another wonderful artist friend. The beads were created from opaque pastel pink glass. But if you look closely at the photos, you'll notice that there are swirls darker pink that add depth to the lampwork beads. The finish to the glass beads is very glossy. A copper disc spacers and 2 mm beads were placed above and below the turquoise blue beads to highlight them.
A long piece of copper wire was used to pull all the elements together. As was mentioned in a paragraph above the woof rectangle charms were wire wrapped to the bottom of the wire. The lampwork beads and copper elements were then strung on the wire. A loop was carefully wire wrapped to the top of the wire, above the lampwork beads. The main body of the earrings were then connected to sterling silver French hook earwires. I added a copper bicone to each earwire for lovely accents.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the WOOF! copper charm and lampwork earrings, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Dogs have long been a symbol of loyalty, friendship and unconditional love. Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. Even though man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. 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 WOOF! earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all monitors show 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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