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Southwest Lampwork Earrings, Red Turquoise Ivory Handmade Jewelry Gift

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Reminiscent of the blazing color painted across the sky by the setting Desert Southwest sun, the vibrant coral red stripe that runs around the middle of the artisan lampwork glass beads definitely catches the eye!  The one of a kind SANTA FE SUNSET handmade earrings were created with coral red, turquoise blue and ivory lampwork glass beads, red coral, turquoise magnesite and sterling silver. The glorious, Southwest infused lampwork beads were individually artisan handmade with a base of ivory glass.  While the ivory glass was still molten, lines of turquoise blue and coral red glass were added.   After the glass beads were formed and cooled, tjey were given an acid bath to etch the glass into a velvety, matte finish. The matte finish brought out the intricate, organic details of the beads.  Since the lampwork beautirs were individually handmade, they are very similar but also different, as you can see in the photos.  A sterling silver daisy spacer and small 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 unique handmade earrings their name, a red coral  rondelle was placed above each lampwork bead - a perfect color complement.  Stacked on the red coral is a small blue turquoise magnesite rondelle.  Three links of sterling silver cable chain add wonderful movement whenever the earrings are worn.  To complete the gorgeous Southwest look, a turquoise magnesite rondelle was also added to the sterling silver French hook earwires.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the SANTA FE SUNSET lampwork earrings scream the casual elegance of the Southwest and will be perfect for everyday wear with favorite faded jeans and a white shirt.  They are perfect for the woman who loves wearing one of a kind artisan jewelry!  

  • Southwest inspired lampwork glass beads: app. 12 mm x 9 mm (0.47” x 0.35); artisan handmade by Charlotte Hayes
  • Red coral rondelles:  app. 6 mm x 4 mm
  • Turquoise magnesite rondelles:  app. 4 mm x 3 mm 
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with turquoise magnesite enhancements
  • Length: just a bit less than 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

*** For a better understanding of the relative size of the lampwork beads and other elements used to create the SANTA FE SUNSET earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.

Although man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Red Coral is used to help calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict.  Turquoise Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities; it is believed to 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 SANTA FE SUNSET Southwest-inspired  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 found 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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