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Saguaro Cactus Earrings, Millefiori Flowers Crystals Handmade Jewelry

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An enduring symbol of the Desert Southwest, the one of a kind HOSHTSOH saguaro earrings are a perfect handmade jewelry gift for the woman who adores the uniqueness of the stately cactus.  The eye-catching earrings feature enamel saguaro dangles, Swarovski crystals, copper and sterling silver. Individually artisan made, each saguaro was created from a copper base that was enameled with a background of khaki green.  To add a pop of wonderful color, Italian millefiori flowers in turquoise and orange were added to the main trunk and to each arm of the cactus.  A few hand painted details were added and the charms were kiln fired at approximately 1475 degrees F.  The back side of the saguaros are enameled in a dark heathered blue.  Since the cacti were individually artisan made, they are very similar in design but are also a bit different.  ***Please note:  Even though the enamel bear charms are very durable, they are glass fused to copper.  If an earring is dropped on a hard surface, the glass can crack or chip.     
 
A sparkling faceted Swarovski crystal bicone was added above each cactus charm to add glitter and to complement the green of the cacti.  The color is called “khaki,”   a beautifully muted green with a hint of brown.  Above and below each Swarovski crystal is a copper bicone.  Sterling silver French hook earwires accented with copper bicones finish the earrings perfectly.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the unique HOSHTSOH cactus earrings are a great gift for the woman who loves the flora of the Sonoran Desert or just loves Southwest inspired jewelry!  “Hoshtsoh” is Navajo for “saguaro cactus.”
 
 

  • Enamel saguaro cactus dangles:  app. 34 mm x 20 mm at the widest (1.34” x 0.79”); artisan handmade by Linda Younkman
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 6 mm khaki bicones
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks w/ copper bicone accents
  • Length:  just a bit over 2.5” / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires

 
 
*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the HOSHTSOH saguaro cactus dangle earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.
 

Saguaro  cactus symbolize standing tall, adapting to the environment and providing shelter and nourishment for others.  Even though man made, glass and crystals 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 HOSHTSOH handmade 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!
 
***  The beautiful jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.
 
 
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