Rustic Mykonos Disc Earrings, Turquoise Heishe Boho Tribal Jewelry

Item Description

Looking as if they might have been excavated at an archaeological site on the Greek island of Delos, the well-named DELOS handmade earrings have a definite rustic, boho vibe.  The unique earrings were created with two sided Mykonos donut discs, old genuine turquoise heishe (heishi), ruby red Czech glass and copper. The dark copper over pewter donut discs were made by artisans on the Greek island of Mykonos and feature engraved geometric tribal patterns on both sides.  To bring out the detailing of the pattern, a turquoise green verdigris was applied and then polished off, leaving the patina in the recessed areas. The turquoise verdigris is beautifully highlighted against the dark copper patina. A bit of shiny copper shows through the patina for extra eye appeal.  Since the rustic discs are two sided, the earrings look wonderful from any angle.  
The discs were copper wire wrapped to attach to the upper part of the earrings.  Three pieces of old, hand cut  turquoise heishe were stacked above, separated by copper disc spacers.  The turquoise is very rustic as old hand cut turquoise heishe usually is. The colors of the heishe ranges from a sky blue to a pale blue.  To add an unexpected pop of color, ruby red Czech glass rondelles sit on top of the turquoise. One side of the rondelles have a glowing lavender / turquoise Picasso finish that blends perfectly with the color of the heishe.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the unique DELOS earrings will make a wonderful gift for the woman who loves an ancient, rustic look to her artisan made jewelry.

  • Rustic Mykonos geometric donut discs:  app. 20 mm x 2 mm
  • Old rustic hand cut turquoise heishe:  app. 5 mm x 4 mm
  • Ruby red Czech glass beads:  app. 5 mm x 4 mm; lavender / turquoise Picasso finish
  • Metal:  pewter, copper and sterling silver 
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead 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 size of the Mykonos donut discs and other elements used to create the DELOS handmade earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.  Turquoise, a gemstone sacred to the Navajo, Zuni and other Native Americans, is a stone of wholeness, promoting a sense of unity with all that surrounds us; it is believed to bring peace of mind, a soothing energy and healing of the spirit.  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 one of a kind DELOS 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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