Sunflower Earrings, Enamel Yellow Copal Handmade Summer Fall Jewelry

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One of a kind jewelry that is definitely filled with sunny summer goodness, the GIRASOLE handmade sunflower earrings are perfect to wear all season long . . . and anytime you want a happy pick-me-up!  The cheerful flower beauties were created from artisan made enamel sunflower dangles, yellow copal resin beads, frosted yellow Czech glass discs, copper and sterling silver.  The captivating yellow sunflower dangles started out as square copper blanks that were torched at extremely high heat with pure white enamel glass powder.  A permanent sunflower decal was added to each dangle when the glass was still hot.  To fuse everything together and for a high gloss finish, the dangles were heated in a kiln at approximately 1475 degrees F.  The design is gorgeous:  a yellow petalled sunflower with a shaded brown center disc all beautifully highlighted against the pure white background.  The back of each dangle is finished in heathery dark blue enamel.  Since the dangles were individually made, they are very similar but are also a bit different.  ***Please note:  Even though the enamel charms are very durable, they are glass fused to copper.  If an earring is dropped on a hard surface, the glass can crack or chip.  
Complementing the sunflower dangles perfectly, yellow copal resin beads and frosted yellow Czech glass discs were stacked above.  Copal is the oldest known substitute for real amber, naturally created from the resin of a genus of tropical trees that has hardened over thousands of years.The copal beads are a sunny yellow with opaque and translucent areas that glow in the light.  Frosted Czech glass disc beads in a mellow yellow are found above the copal beads, separated by a copper disc spacer.  With a warm sea glass look, the glass discs also glow when the earrings are worn.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents finish the cheerful earrings.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the GIRASOLE handmade floral earrings are a perfect gift for the woman who loves sunflowers and wearing one of a kind artisan created jewelry.  “Girasole” is Italian for “sunflower.”   

  • Enamel yellow sunflower dangles:  app. 28 mm x 28 mm (1.1” x 1.1”); artisan handmade by Linda Younkman
  • Yellow copal resin beads:  app. 10 mm x 8 mm (0.39” x 0.31”)
  • Frosted yellow Czech glass discs:  app. 6 mm x 4 mm (0.24” x 0.16”)
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires

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

Sunflowers are said to bring good luck, lasting happiness and loyalty.  Copal is associated with the fulfillment of dreams and goals, and ideals; it is said to help balance the yin and yang creating calmness.  Even though man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  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 GIRASOLE handmade sunflower 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 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.
Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukarine.  SLAVA UKRAINE!!!



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