One of the many days I spent endlessly browsing the treasures of Etsy, I came upon the extraordinary lampwork beads that now glow from these earrings. Handcrafted in Venice, Italy by Davinia Designs, the beads literally radiate color in the very lowest light, a stunning brightest Caribbean-aqua-blue. The earrings are made all the more lovely by Betty Brite's hand-crafted sterling leaf (so-called because of the tiny "leaf" detail at the base) ear wires.* These are year-round, all-occasion earrings that will turn heads and lift your spirits -- no matter what, no matter when.
The aforementioned centerpiece beads are handcrafted glass -- a wavy stripe of icy, crystaline bright turquoise, surrounded by silvered ivory, creating a stunning ball (10mm). The aqua stripe waves around the ball, so no two balls are the same. They'd be perfect all by themselves! But they're even more gorgeous when hugged by Swarovski crystal bicones -- silver-grey on the bottom, and dark aqua / Montana blue on top (4mm). The earrings are finished on top with 3mm finely corrugated sterling silver rings and 2mm sterling silver balls, while the hammered "leaf" detail finishes the bottom.
From the bend of the wire to the tip of the leaf, the earrings measure 1-1/3 inches. The handcrafted sterling silver wires extend another 2/3 inches. These are unique and lovely, sure to transcend trends and become a staple of your wardrobe for years and years to come.
PLEASE NOTE: While Davinia no longer sells her beads on Etsy, I do have some in reserve (thankfully): In this size, I have these in emerald green, sapphire blue, and purple (in two styles), as well as etched cobalt polka dots. I have a larger size of an etched glacial aqua bead and the same cobalt polka dots. Please drop me a line if you're interested in seeing the other styles ~ Start by entering "lampwork" in the search field above to see some of the earrings I have available now.
Your earrings will be accompanied by a handmade card that describes the beads & ear wires. Gift wrapping is FREE upon request. Be sure to include pertinent details (e.g. mailing address, message, etc.) at checkout.
*The handcrafted sterling silver wires are a vital part of the earrings design. A ball-ended Argentium version of the wires is available for an additional $2 (Here's a peek at another design that incorporates the Argentium wires: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97583204/ Let me know if you'd like more info about Argentium. If you prefer a more traditional ear wire style (e.g. fishhooks/sheppard wires, kidney wires, leverbacks), I can make a similar pair for you, with the ear wire of your choosing. Convo me for details. A small charge may apply for some wire styles.
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