Rustic Dog Rescue Heart Paw Print Earrings, Gold Bronze Blue Opal Red Handmade Jewelry
The PAW PRINTS ON THE HEART handmade earrings are meaningful for any woman who loves dogs, especially if the dogs happen to be rescues. The sweet earrings feature artisan hand cast heart charms with a raised paw print design. Made with gold bronze, the charms were created by Cathy Dailey using the ancient and painstaking “lost wax method” - Cathy carved the mold from wax and her husband hand finished the mold. The actual casting to form the bronze charms was done by an artisan family who specializes in the work. The charms were carefully wire wrapped to the upper body of the earrings with copper wire.
To add warm color to the overall earring design, two colors of Czech glass rondelles were used. The first, sitting just above each heart and paw print charms, is a luscious aqua blue opal bead The opal like beads are translucent, which absolutely glow when backlit, and are faceted for subtle sparkle. They have an earthy Picasso finish around the bead holes for a vintage look and are capped at the top and bottom with small copper discs. Adding a jolt of color above the aqua blue opal glass beads are rich ruby red Czech rondelles with an eggshell finish (not shiny but not matte). They are capped by a copper disc and a 2 mm copper bead. All of the elements used to created the dog rescue earrings were wire wrapped on copper wire and attached to sterling silver earwires with a copper bicone accent. Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs designed and handmade the earrings for the woman who loves wearing one of a kind jewelry and probably has many, many “paw prints on the heart.”
Please note: Since the PAW PRINTS ON THE HEART earrings are part of my “Rescue Dog” line of jewelry, one half (½) of the purchase price will be donated to the local Humane Society when sold.
- Bronze heart charms with paw prints: app. 21 mm (including loop) x 13 mm x 1 mm
- Aqua blue opal Czech glass rondelles: app. 9 mm x 6 mm; faceted
- Ruby red Czech rondelles: app. 6 mm x 4 mm
- Metal: bronze, copper and sterling silver
- Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bicone accents
- Length: app. 2.25” / 5.7 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires
For a better understanding of the relative size of the PAW PRINTS ON THE HEART dog rescue earrings, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Dogs are a symbol of loyalty, friendship and unconditional love. Bronze is said to bring great calmness and deep meaningful thoughts, leading to a far greater insight into life’s problems. Even though man made, glass carries 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.
***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.
Jewelry Studio Sections
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- Artisan Earrings, Sterling Silver
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- Artisan Flower Earrings
- Artisan Necklaces with Pendants
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- Artisan Bracelets
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- Artisan Skull Jewelry
- Artisan Earrings, Christmas
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