Turtle Earrings Jewelry, Ivory Blue Zircon Crystals Handmade Gift

Item Description

The TORTUGAS earrings are perfect for the woman who has an abiding love for turtles or who adores anything having to do with the life aquatic.  The artisan handmade dangle earrings feature ivory Czech glass turtles with an earthy Picasso finish of light amber, rust brown and a bit of light red for an aged look.  The Picasso finish also highlights each scute (section of shell) perfectly.    The backside of the turtles are flat with a Picasso finish, and as you can see in photo #5, the back of one turtle is much redder than the other.  The slight luster of the turtle beads is like an eggshell finish.  Since Czech glass beads are made in very small batches as a cottage industry, no two turtle beads will ever be exactly the same.


Adding great sparkle to the one of a kind earring design, two types of crystals were used.  Capping the head of each turtle are copper rondelles set with glittering clear Czech crystals. Adding an aquatic feel to the earrings, a faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in a rich Caribbean aqua were nestled into the top of each rondelle.  The color is called “blue zircon” and adds a lovely pop of color to the overall design.  Just imagine the eye catching sparkle every time you move your head!  Finishing the unique earrings, everything as carefully wire wrapped on copper headpins and attached to sterling silver French hook earwires with copper bead accents.  The TORTUGAS earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.  “Tortugas” is Spanish for “turtles.”



  • Ivory Czech glass turtle beads:  app. 20 mm  x 12 mm x 7 mm; Picasso finish
  • Copper Czech crystal rondelles:  app. 5 mm x 3 mm
  • Swarovski crystals:  faceted 6 mm “blue zircon” bicones
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accent
  • Length:  app. 1.75” / 4.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

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

Turtles are symbols of the Earth, groundedness 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 TORTUGAS 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.

Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman

E1210 - 05-28-17



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