Southwest Lampwork Handmade Earrings, Magnesite Crystals Turquoise Ivory Red Jewelry
The vibrant red stripe that runs around the middle of the artisan made lampwork glass beads definitely catches the eye, the color being so reminiscent of the blazing color cast against the mountains in the Desert Southwest from the setting sun. The one of a kind SEDONA SUNSET handmade earrings were created with turquoise blue, ivory and coral red lampwork glass beads, red magnesite rondelles, sparkling Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. The unique SEDONA SUNSET earrings will definitely grab attention anytime you wear them. They scream the casual elegance of the Southwest and will be perfect for everyday wear with your favorite pair of faded jeans and a white shirt. But just imagine how charming they will look with your little black dress! The earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who adores wearing unique artisan jewelry.
- Southwest inspired lampwork glass beads: app. 12 mm x 9 mm
- Red magnesite rondelles: app. 6 mm x 4 mm
- Swarovski crystals: faceted 4 mm “crystal” bicones
- Metal: sterling silver
- Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
- Length: app. 1.75” / 4.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires
The glorious, Southwest infused lampwork beads were handmade by glass artist Charlotte of Covergirlbeads. They were individually handmade using dark sky blue, ivory and coral red glass. After the glass beads were formed and cooled, Charlotte gave them an acid bath to etch the glass into a velvety, matte finish. The matte finish brought out the intricate, organic details of the beads - just look at the photos above to enjoy their one of a kind uniqueness. A sterling silver daisy spacer and 2 mm sterling bead were added to the bottom of each glass bead for added beauty, and a sterling daisy spacer was placed on top.
Because of the coral red stripe that gives the SEDONA SUNSET handmade earrings their name, a red magnesite rondelle was placed above the lampwork beads - a perfect color complement. Magnesite is naturally an off white gemstone but since it is porous, it takes a permanent dye easily, such as with these rondelles. A sterling daisy spacer was placed on top of each red magnesite rondelle.
To add more than a bit of sparkle to the earrings design, a faceted clear 4 mm Swarovski crystal was added above the magnesite rondelle. Anyone who is familiar with Swarovski crystals know that they are considered the premier manmade crystal in the world. Swarovski crystal have been manufactured since 1892 in Austria when Daniel Swarovski invented a machine that revolutionized exacting crystal cutting, faceting and polishing. Their exquisite sparkle and flash is mesmerizing.
To finish the Southwest style earrings, all of the elements used to create the beauties were strung on sterling silver headpins. A loop was carefully wire wrapped to the top of each headpin. The loop was connected to sterling silver French hook earwires for a professional finish.
For a better understanding of the size of the SEDONA SUNSET lampwork earrings, please see photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Even though it is man made, glass and crystal carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities and instill peace during meditation. 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 SEDONA SUNSET lampwork glass and sterling silver earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, 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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