Recently I visited my dear friend Gunda, which is always an adventure -- Gunda is a world traveler who literally remembers just about every part of every city she's visited, and every treasure she's picked up along the way -- and has fascinating tales to tell about both. A visit to her home is like a behind-the-scenes tour of a world-class museum where I'm often lucky enough to leave the "gift shop" with a bag of extraordinary baubles. At my last visit, she gave me beautiful crystals in hot pink and bright orange. They're treasures of the finest sort: They belonged to her mother -- an amazing woman much like her fabulous daughter -- so their value cannot be measured.*
The earrings I've created from these stunning crystals are lively and bright, festive and joyous -- They're perfect for every season and every occasion, for young girls and older women. I think they're just fabulous -- I hope Gunda's family treasures will become heirlooms in your family!
The centerpiece 10mm vintage crystals are bright hot pink -- certainly not an old-fashioned color -- with large, sharply-cut facets, and aurora borealis mirroring on one side. Balanced on top of the crystals are corrugated sterling silver saucer beads (4mm), which are crowned by super-sparkly 6mm clear crystal rings. Small (4mm) textured vintage opalite balls nestle into the rings, and tiny (1.5mm) rounded cubes finish the earrings on top.
Bead-to-bead, the earrings measure 3/4". They hang 1-1/2 inches from sterling silver shepherd wires with ball detail.**
Your earrings will arrive ready for gift-giving in gift box & organza bag (if you prefer reduced / recycled packaging, let me know) accompanied by a handmade card that describes the beads & wires. Gift wrapping is free upon request, and I'm happy to mail your present directly to the recipient, accompanied by your personal note on a handmade card. Be sure to include pertinent details (including occasion) in Notes to Seller at checkout.
*We're not sure of the age of the vintage crystals in these earrings, but I've worked with similar beads that were from the 1940s-50s, and Gunda's pretty sure that's when her mother wore them..
**Your ear wires can be changed upon request. Please convo me prior to ordering. A small charge may apply for some styles.
Fuchsia Freeze Earrings - A Very Sparkly Valentine w Vintage Pink Crystals and Opalite, Czech Crystals & Sterling Ear Wires // Aid Red Cross
- Handmade item
- Materials: vintage heirloom hot pink ab crystals, corrugated sterling silver saucer beads, clear crystal rings, microfaceted opalite balls, rounded sterling silver cubes, sterling silver headpins, sterling silver shepherd wires w dot detail
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- Ships worldwide from California, United States