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Turtle Earrings, Brown Czech Glass Blue Crystals Handmade Jewelry Gift

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One of a kind beauties for the woman who loves sea turtles, the HONU handmade earrings are uniquely ocean inspired that are on the petite side for those who like wearing smaller pieces of jewelry.  The earrings feature two-sided, vintage brown Czech glass turtles, sparkling light blue Swarovski crystals, copper and sterling silver.  The unique vintage turtle beads (from the 1960’s) were created with a base of translucent warm brown glass that positively glows when the earrings are worn.  To bring out the details of the turtles, a gold Picasso finish was added which settled into the recesses of the turtle design.  As you can see, the turtles have amazing detail with raised scutes on the shell, a head and four legs.  Because the turtle beads are two sided, the earrings are eye-catching from any angle.   
To add plenty of sparkle to the earring design and to continue with an ocean theme, faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in a light blue called “aquamarine shimmer” were used, a hue of soft Caribbean blue water.  The shimmer effect adds a light pink, purple and and yellow glimmer to half of the bead for an eye catching color shift depending on the angle of the light.  A single crystal sits just above each turtle’s head, separated by a copper bead.  Sterling silver French hook earwires with an additional aquamarine shimmer Swarovski crystal finishes the earrings beautifully.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the unique HONU earrings were created for the woman who loves wearing one of a kind artisan jewelry with a shimmering turtle design.  “Honu” is Maori for “turtle.”

  • Vintage brown Czech glass turtle beads:  app. 14 mm x 11 mm at widest (0.55” x 0.43”)
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 4 mm aquamarine shimmer bicones
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with Swarovski crystal accents
  • Length:  app. 1.75” / 4.5 cm measured from the top curve of the sterling earwires

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

Turtles are symbols of good fortune, longevity and patience.  Even though man made, glass and crystals carry 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 one of a kind HONU handmade turtle 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.



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