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Tropical Leaf Earrings, Handmade Artisan Jewelry Green Coral Swarovski

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Were the TROPICALE handmade earrings plucked straight from a tropical paradise?  No, they weren’t, but definitely look as if they could be!  Colorful and lightweight fun for your ears, the unique earrings feature brass leaves that were artisan hand painted with patina inks and, to add maximum sparkle, two colors of Swarovski crystals.  The eye catching leaves are reminiscent of the particularly colorful tropical plant called caladium or "elephant ears.”  They come in many colors, including this color combination. Created from brass, the leaves have exquisite detail - individual veins of the leaves can be seen, as well as a serrated, wavy edge. The leaves were hand painted with blended rich green, coral red and gold patina inks, inks created specifically for metal. Since each leaf was individually hand painted, there are differences in the leaves - just like in Mother Nature! After the ink dried, the leaves were buffed to lift some of the ink to reveal a bit of the original brass, a lovely complement to the green, coral and gold colors. The back side of the leaves were lightly painted with green ink and buffed. Both sides were sealed to preserve the finish. The leaves were carefully wire wrapped onto copper wire to connect to the main body of the earrings.


Two colors of faceted Swarovski crystals were used to complement the beautiful colors of the tropical leaves.  The first is called “olivine,” a rich medium green.  Named after a rare ruby famous for its intense salmon pink color, the upper crystal is “padparadscha.” The sparkling crystals were stacked above the leaves with copper disc spacers separating them.  Everything was strung on copper wire, wire wrapped and then connected to sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents.  Perfect earrings for spring and summer wear, the TROPICALE earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who adores unique artisan jewelry.



  • Hand painted brass leaves:  app. 19 mm x 15 mm (at widest)
  • Green Swarovski crystal:  faceted 4 mm “olivine” bicones
  • Salmon pink Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm “padparadscha” bicones
  • Metal:  brass, copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accent
  • Length:  app. 2” / 5.1 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires



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

Leaves are symbolic of the cycle of life, from fertility and growth to decay and death.  Brass is said to help develop strength of spirit.  Although man made, crystals carry the energy of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Copper is believed 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 TROPICALE artisan 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 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.



Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry

for the Discerning Woman


E1201 - 05-20-17


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