Sea Turtle Earrings, Green Tan Terra Cotta Handmade Artisan Jewelry

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Perfect one of a kind jewelry for the woman who loves sea turtles, the LAS TORTUGAS handmade earrings are ocean inspired beauties.  Created with artisan made sea foam green and tan sea turtle dangles, the earrings also feature faceted creamy brown Czech glass beads and peridot green Swarovski crystals.  The fabulous turtle charms were individually artisan handmade from terra cotta ceramic with a raised sea turtle design against a flat background giving great texture to the dangles.  A soft sea foam green glaze was used for a rustic distressed look - when fired, the glaze settled into recessed areas, leaving some of the raised terra cotta ceramic to peek through.  The back of the turtle charms were left unglazed (see photo # 8). Since the charms were individually handmade, they are very similar but not exactly the same, as you can see in the photos.
To highlight the terra cotta areas of the dangles, creamy brown Czech glass rondelles were placed above the turtles.  The beads are faceted for subtle sparkle and have a darker brown Picasso finish on the top and bottom for an aged look.  A mega-sparkling faceted Swarovski crystal bicone tops each glass bead, separated by a small sterling silver daisy spacer.  The color is a peridot green, a perfect match to the pale green glaze of the turtles. Sterling silver French hook earwires finish the earrings perfectly.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the LAS TORTUGAS earrings are a great gift for the woman who adores sea turtles and loves to wear one of a kind, artisan jewelry.  “Las Tortugas” is Spanish for “the turtles.”

  • Terra cotta sea turtle dangles:  app. 24 mm x 18 mm (at widest) by 6 mm; handmade by Sue of starspiritstudio
  • Creamy brown Czech glass beads:  app. 9 mm x 6 mm; faceted
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm “peridot” green bicones
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks
  • Length:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires


*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the minty green and terra cotta LAS TORTUGAS sea turtle earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Turtles are symbols of good fortune, longevity and patience.  Terra cotta ceramic is believed to be transformative. Even though man made, glass and crystals 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 LAS TORTUGAS 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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