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Southwest Turquoise and Red Earrings, Magnesite Coral Brass Handmade Boho Chic Jewelry for Women

Item Description

With a huge dose of classic turquoise and red, the SOUTHWEST DAZE handmade earrings will add a shot of boho chic to your jewelry collection.  Perfect for year round wear, the artisan earrings feature two sided brass coins highlighted with turquoise and red enamel dots.  Stacked above the brass coins are turquoise magnesite rondelles and red coral lantern shaped beads.  Sterling silver earwires with copper bead accents finish the beauties.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the unique earrings were created for the women with an undying love of the Southwest and who appreciates one of a kind jewelry.



  • Brass coins with turquoise and red enamel dots:  app. 19 mm x 7 mm
  • Turquoise magnesite rondelles:  app 6 mm x 4 mm
  • Red coral lantern beads:  app. 7 mm x 6 mm
  • Metal:  brass, copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires



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


Unique in their loveliness, the brass coin shaped beads are very eye catching.  A blazing sun design is raised above the background, the rays gently curved counterclockwise.  Six dots of sky blue turquoise colored enamel are found between the rays, three on each side, and an un-enameled brass dot is found at the top and bottom.  In the center of each coin is a red coral colored enamel dot.  The dots and raised design at amazing texture to the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings.  And, because the brass coin beads are two sided, the earrings are beautiful from any angle when worn.  The brass was patinaed for a vintage look.  Copper disc spacers were added to cap the top and bottom of the coins.


To continue with the Southwest appeal, stacked above each coin are turquoise magnesite rondelles and red coral.  Since magnesite in its natural state is off white in color, the rondelles used in the earrings are permanently dyed a rich turquoise blue color, a perfect complement to the enamel turquoise dots.  Sitting above the rondelles are vibrant red coral  beads in a hard to find lantern shape.  The coral beads are narrow on the ends and thicker in the middle.  Since the beads are five sided, they catch the light, adding subtle sparkle to the earrings.  All of the elements used to create the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings were strung on copper headpins, carefully wire wrapped and connected to sterling silver French hooks earwires.  Copper beads were added to the earwires for a professional finish.


Brass is said to help develop strength of spirit.  Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities and instills peace during meditation.  Red Coral is said to calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict.  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 SOUTHWEST DAZE 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 show 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.


Shadow Dog Designs

Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman




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