Spiral Shell Fossil Earrings, Rustic Handmade Jewelry Gift Czech Glass

Item Description

The rustic spiral shell beads used in this pair of handmade, one of a kind earrings are reminiscent of ancient fossils that have been buried underground for millions of years.  The unique SPIRALS OF TIME dangle earrings feature Czech glass spiral shell discs and sparkling padparadscha Swarovski crystals.  The Czech glass fossil beads were created with a light mossy green base glass with rust brown and orange pink swipes of color.  They have incredible texture to them, not a flat bead at all, the spiraling design really catches the eye.  Because they are made in very small batches, no two beads are exactly the same.  In fact, each side each bead is different, as you can see in the photos.  In fact, one bead has a small “chip” on one side - although it is not a chip at all but part of the bead design to lend an ancient, weather worn look.  Large silver pewter daisy spacers and small sterling daisy spacers cap the top and bottom of each spiral disc.


To highlight the orange pink stripes of color that can be found on the spiral beads and to add exquisite sparkle, Swarovski crystals were stacked on each shell bead.  The color is called “padparadscha,” a rich color named after very rare sapphire found in Sri Lanka.  A 2 mm sterling silver bead was placed on top of each crystal.  All the elements used to create the artisan earrings were strung on handmade (by me) sterling silver headpins with a hand hammered loop at the bottom.  They were connected to sterling silver French hook earwires that were enhanced with a smaller padparadscha Swarovski crystal for added glitter.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the SPIRALS OF TIME earrings were created for the woman who loves unique jewelry and maybe has an interest in paleontology.  



  • Spiral shell Czech glass discs:  app. 20 mm x 6 mm
  • Swarovski crystals:  6 mm and 4 mm faceted “padparadscha” bicones
  • Metal:  sterling silver and pewter (large daisy spacers)
  • Earwires:  French hooks with Swarovski crystal adornment
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


For a better understanding of the relative size of the Czech spiral shell beads used in the SPIRALS OF TIME handmade earrings, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Although man made, glass and crystal are said to carry 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 SPIRALS OF TIME 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.



Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman


E1168 - 03-08-17



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