Southwest Lampwork Handmade Earrings, Blue Coral Ivory Sterling Beaded Artisan Dangle Jewelry
If you have a deep, abiding love of the Southwest, you will absolutely love these beautiful lampwork dangle earrings. The handmade SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings definitely speak the language of desert country with their glowing colors of dark sky blue, old ivory and rich coral. The lampwork glass beads were individually artisan handmade. Faceted coral colored Czech glass rondelles, twisted sterling silver oval links and sterling silver components were added to complement the lampwork beads. Fun and flirty with loads of movement, the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who appreciates one of a kind, beaded jewelry.
- Southwest inspired lampwork beads: app. 12 mm x 9 mm
- Coral Czech glass rondelles: app. 4 mm x 3 mm
- Twisted oval links: app. 16 mm x 9 mm; sterling silver
- Metal: sterling silver
- Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
- Length: app. 2" / 5.1 cm from the top curve of the earwires
Charlotte of Covergirlbeads, a lampwork artist friend, individually handmade the amazing glass beads used in the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings. They were created with the colors of ivory, dark sky blue and coral red. Look closely at the photos above, where the bands of colors meet. It looks quite a bit like fantastical landscapes here in the desert. Since they are individually made, you can see the lovely uniqueness of both lampwork beads. The finish of the lampwork beads is high gloss, catching and reflecting light as the earrings are worn. Sterling silver daisy spacers frame the top and bottom of the lampwork beads. A 2 mm sterling silver bead was also added to the bottom.
Faceted coral red Czech glass rondelles were added above each lampwork bead, adding a dash more of color to the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings. Such a rich color they add, a captivating complement to highlight the coral band of the lampwork beads. Because the rondelles are faceted, they also add sparkle to the earrings. The ends of the glass beads have a light metallic Picasso finish. A 2 mm sterling silver bead was placed on top of each Czech bead.
To add almost hypnotizing movement to the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings, I carefully wire wrapped the glass beads with sterling silver headpins onto sterling links. The links also add great texture to the overall design with their pointed oval shape (called a "horse eye") and twisted look. The links were attached to sterling silver French hook earwires for a perfect finish.
For a better understanding of the size of the SOUTHWEST DAZE lampwork earrings, please see photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Even though it is man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is believed to be a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The SOUTHWEST DAZE 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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