I made these deliciously delicate but decidedly bold earrings from pink dyed marabou feathers and oval white jade beads that I wire-wrapped onto lengths of sterling silver oval curb link chain attached to a bar of non-tarnish silver plated Artistic Wire.
More white jade beads, seed beads that complement the pink feathers, and a Bali-like silver-plated pewter spacer with a butterfly motif are threaded onto the cross-bar.
I wire-wrapped more of the oval curb link chain to white jade beads and seed beads on Artistic Wire to connect the earrings to sterling silver ear wires (I replaced the ear wires with new ones after completion of photography).
Each earring measures approximately 6” (15.24cm) in length and is approximately 2” (5.08cm) wide at the base of the beads; depending upon how much you fluff out the feathers, width may reach up to 5” (12.7cm).
NOTE: Model IS human sized! It’s little old me and I’m 5’4” with a rather short neck, but I received rave compliments when I wore these on a short series of errands yesterday after the shoot. I’ve had requests for these in different colors, so if you have a special request, just convo me, or check back later to see what I dream up.
I'll only make this treasure once, which makes it OOAK (one of a kind) and means you will receive the exact earrings shown in the photographs, ready to ship. I may be able to re-size a treasure, change a clasp style, or modify the type of ear wire at no additional cost, so if you desire a modification, please Etsy convo me BEFORE placing your order.
Your treasure will arrive in a custom handmade gift box using recycled materials, such as beautiful faerie calendar pages or handmade faerie paper, that you can reuse on a vanity or fill with scented cotton balls and place into your lingerie drawer or closet .
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