Lotus Flower Earrings, Blue Lampwork Earrings, Sterling Silver Crystal Dangles, Inspirational Buddhist Spiritual Symbol, Handmade Boho Chic

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Lotus Flower Earrings, Blue Lampwork Earrings, Sterling Silver Crystal Dangles, Inspirational Buddhist Spiritual Symbol, Handmade Boho Chic

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Carved bone lotus flower beads, dark aqua lampwork glass beads, sterling silver pins and beadcaps, clear ear stoppers, sterling silver earring hooks, Swarovski padparadscha and clear AB crystals, sterling silver daisy and rondelle spacers

These unique lotus earrings are a lovely union of carved bone and blue lampwork beads with pink-toned crystals and sterling silver components. The bone lotus beads are a creamy pale color, with nicely hand-carved petals. The lampwork glass beads are rondelle-shaped, with an etched surface that gives them the look of sea glass. They were made by talented glass artisan Charlotte Hayes of CoverGirlBeads on ArtFire. Their shade of blue, dark aqua, is eye-catchingly beautiful! I selected them specifically for use with the lotus beads, to represent the waters on which lotus flowers would float as well as the blue celestial skies reflected in the waters. I want to mention that the lotus beads are quite solid, as are the lampwork beads. Consequently this is a fairly weighty pair of earrings.

The pink-toned crystals are padparadscha bicones (4mm) from Swarovski and were made in Austria. Their pink hue has hints of orange, with this unusual color combination based on that of a rare sapphire. The word "padparadscha" is derived from the Sanskrit term "padma raga," which means "hue similar to the lotus flower." Crystals of this color are thus very fitting for a pair of lotus bead earrings!

This special pair of earrings is designed with the carved-bone lotus beads set above the dark aqua blue lampwork rondelles. The latter are framed by two types of sterling silver spacer beads: shiny plain rondelles and ornamental daisy spacers. A petaled sterling bead cap is added at the base of the lotus, to give it a decorative pedestaled appearance. Also, at the very top and bottom of the sterling pins used for the earring dangles are split pairs of the padparadscha bicones.

The earrings wires used here are sterling silver French hooks, with the sterling mark on the rear of the wires. They come with clear ear stoppers (aka ear guards) to help keep this beautiful pair more secure on your ears. I decided to decorate the front of the earring hooks with clear Swarovski crystals (4mm, bicones) that have an aurora borealis (AB) finish to them. I thought they would add an extra touch of elegance to these earrings while also enhancing the lotus flower's symbolic meaning of spiritual illumination. For more about the lotus flower as a symbol, please see below.

The length of this pair is approximately 2 inches, including the ear hooks. Please see my photos for a measurement picture with a ruler comparison.

These wonderful earrings were handmade with care and best wishes for their destined wearer. They come on earring cards and in a nice organza bag, all set for gifting to someone special - perhaps yourself!

About the Symbol of the Lotus Flower:

There are many varieties of this flower, but when it comes to the lotus as a symbol, it's typically the white or pink lotus we think about and the spiritual importance ascribed to it in India and Asiatic countries. In Hinduism, this aquatic flower often serves as a seat or platform for divinities such as Vishnu and Ganesh; in Buddhism, any seated bodhisattva is likely to be seated on a lotus. Lotuses adorn headdresses and crowns in the iconography of these religions; in background landscapes of Tibetan scroll paintings (thangkas) they may float through skies or on rivers. Divinities and bodhisattvas often hold them as if they were precious jewels, and indeed, in meaning, they are the most precious jewel of all.

The key to the meaning of the lotus in all these cases is the purity and beauty of its many-petaled blossom despite its origins from a seed embedded in the mud of the water's bed below. Despite the world of illusion and blind egocentric desires (symbolized by the mud), awareness, growth, and transformation are possible (symbolized by the blossom). The lotus thus represents spiritual flowering and attainment--a great awakening from the dark, shadowy regions of ignorance and misunderstanding into the illumination of truth, beauty, and wisdom. As meaningfully beautiful as it is physically beautiful, the lotus is one of the most positive symbols that history has given to us. It can be significant to anyone who is undergoing life changes, working toward inner peace (or outer!), or dealing with the many struggles we all have along life's course.
These unique lotus earrings are a lovely union of carved bone and blue lampwork beads with pink-toned crystals and sterling silver components. The bone lotus beads are a creamy pale color, with nicely hand-carved petals. The lampwork glass beads are rondelle-shaped, with an etched surface that gives them the look of sea glass. They were made by talented glass artisan Charlotte Hayes of CoverGirlBeads on ArtFire. Their shade of blue, dark aqua, is eye-catchingly beautiful! I selected them specifically for use with the lotus beads, to represent the waters on which lotus flowers would float as well as the blue celestial skies reflected in the waters. I want to mention that the lotus beads are quite solid, as are the lampwork beads. Consequently this is a fairly weighty pair of earrings.

The pink-toned crystals are padparadscha bicones (4mm) from Swarovski and were made in Austria. Their pink hue has hints of orange, with this unusual color combination based on that of a rare sapphire. The word "padparadscha" is derived from the Sanskrit term "padma raga," which means "hue similar to the lotus flower." Crystals of this color are thus very fitting for a pair of lotus bead earrings!

This special pair of earrings is designed with the carved-bone lotus beads set above the dark aqua blue lampwork rondelles. The latter are framed by two types of sterling silver spacer beads: shiny plain rondelles and ornamental daisy spacers. A petaled sterling bead cap is added at the base of the lotus, to give it a decorative pedestaled appearance. Also, at the very top and bottom of the sterling pins used for the earring dangles are split pairs of the padparadscha bicones.

The earrings wires used here are sterling silver French hooks, with the sterling mark on the rear of the wires. They come with clear ear stoppers (aka ear guards) to help keep this beautiful pair more secure on your ears. I decided to decorate the front of the earring hooks with clear Swarovski crystals (4mm, bicones) that have an aurora borealis (AB) finish to them. I thought they would add an extra touch of elegance to these earrings while also enhancing the lotus flower's symbolic meaning of spiritual illumination. For more about the lotus flower as a symbol, please see below.

The length of this pair is approximately 2 inches, including the ear hooks. Please see my photos for a measurement picture with a ruler comparison.

These wonderful earrings were handmade with care and best wishes for their destined wearer. They come on earring cards and in a nice organza bag, all set for gifting to someone special - perhaps yourself!

About the Symbol of the Lotus Flower:

There are many varieties of this flower, but when it comes to the lotus as a symbol, it's typically the white or pink lotus we think about and the spiritual importance ascribed to it in India and Asiatic countries. In Hinduism, this aquatic flower often serves as a seat or platform for divinities such as Vishnu and Ganesh; in Buddhism, any seated bodhisattva is likely to be seated on a lotus. Lotuses adorn headdresses and crowns in the iconography of these religions; in background landscapes of Tibetan scroll paintings (thangkas) they may float through skies or on rivers. Divinities and bodhisattvas often hold them as if they were precious jewels, and indeed, in meaning, they are the most precious jewel of all.

The key to the meaning of the lotus in all these cases is the purity and beauty of its many-petaled blossom despite its origins from a seed embedded in the mud of the water's bed below. Despite the world of illusion and blind egocentric desires (symbolized by the mud), awareness, growth, and transformation are possible (symbolized by the blossom). The lotus thus represents spiritual flowering and attainment--a great awakening from the dark, shadowy regions of ignorance and misunderstanding into the illumination of truth, beauty, and wisdom. As meaningfully beautiful as it is physically beautiful, the lotus is one of the most positive symbols that history has given to us. It can be significant to anyone who is undergoing life changes, working toward inner peace (or outer!), or dealing with the many struggles we all have along life's course.

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Note that shipping is now very costly for USPS First Class International, which is what I would normally use. Also, if you live in the EU, I do not have GDPR policies at the moment.
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Returns are accepted if you contact me within 7 days after delivery to you. I expect to receive the item no later than 2 weeks after delivery. If this timeframe is problematic for you, contact me before buying. Also, I do allow extensions for special holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, as some people buy early, me included!

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Yes, I am always happy to accept a custom order! Whether or not I require a deposit, full amount, or neither will depend on the nature of the order. I have done a number of such orders elsewhere with no deposit or purchase required, as I knew I could simply add those items to my inventory if the customer decided not to purchase. (Customers always did purchase them, though.) I always show photos of custom orders to the customer.
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