Beaded Moroccan Artifact Earrings - Sterling Silver Hoops with Organic Aqua Beads- Oxidized or Shiny - Handmade to Order

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Handmade

Materials

sterling, silver, Czech glass bead, copper bead caps

These go-with-everything, basic sterling silver hoop earrings measure just over 1" at their widest, and are 2 1/4" long. The heavy-gauge handmade earwires are spring-loaded and secure. I chose and would recommend 18-gauge (thick) wire for the earwires, but I can exchange for smaller 20-gauge if you prefer. Just leave a note to me in the space provided at checkout!

To the pointed teardrop frame, I added a chunky mottled aqua Czech glass bead placed on a Sterling pin and topped by a verdigris finished copper cap or a sterling cap if I run out of the copper.

I also have these available in a more rounded and wider shape with your choice of bead colors or without the beads here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/564841180/silver-hoop-earrings-shiny-sterling and here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/650331802/beaded-moroccan-artifact-earrings-iii

I have made myself a pair similar to these since I listed the first pair, and just have to comment on how secure the earwires are...I wore them SNORKELING more than once in the Caribbean, for hours at a time, and they stayed on my ears!!! I wouldn't recommend this, but I forgot to take them off when I jumped in the water! The wire is very thick, and hardened thoroughly with a hammer. I was thrilled that they didn't come off. Nice! My similar pair is always my go-to earrings for everyday wear.

I have been wire-wrapping for years, but had never tried this until recently! I first planished (okay, flattened!) heavy-gauge sterling wire in the shape you see and then wrapped it tightly, adding sterling silver beads along the way.
*this is an old note; I've been making these for years now, but the description holds true. I just try to make them roughly the same width and length. Shape varies, but they will be taller rather than wider.

After antiquing and buffing, tumble polishing and tweaking just a bit, I have these ultra-cool, thick, SUBSTANTIAL earrings you see here. Edgy and timeless, all at the same time! And slightly smaller than previous versions... I like these because they are relatively lightweight and have more movement than one-piece hoops.

♥The earwires are thick, but I can substitute smaller 20-gauge standard earwires if desired.
The shapes of the wires are difficult to reproduce, so they may not be exactly the same shape!
♥The catch is tricky at first, but very secure. However, I wouldn't recommend these for arthritic hands
♥These are ready to ship in a lovely gift box complete with tag!
♥as these are handmade individually, the shape may vary a bit from rounder to more oblong. You will not receive the item pictured, but a similar pair. I often have them in stock, but sometimes run out. I generally make three or four pairs when I get an order. But I will definitely ship within two weeks.

I enjoy experimenting with this style, and have added gemstones, wire wraps, and sterling beads. Never the same. But no pattern means no duplicates, never another one just like it. Definitely NOT department store earrings!

To search other "artifact" earrings available in my shop, follow this link: http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_query=artifact&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6736381
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Thanks for shopping HillCountrySilver,
Cindy
These go-with-everything, basic sterling silver hoop earrings measure just over 1" at their widest, and are 2 1/4" long. The heavy-gauge handmade earwires are spring-loaded and secure. I chose and would recommend 18-gauge (thick) wire for the earwires, but I can exchange for smaller 20-gauge if you prefer. Just leave a note to me in the space provided at checkout!

To the pointed teardrop frame, I added a chunky mottled aqua Czech glass bead placed on a Sterling pin and topped by a verdigris finished copper cap or a sterling cap if I run out of the copper.

I also have these available in a more rounded and wider shape with your choice of bead colors or without the beads here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/564841180/silver-hoop-earrings-shiny-sterling and here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/650331802/beaded-moroccan-artifact-earrings-iii

I have made myself a pair similar to these since I listed the first pair, and just have to comment on how secure the earwires are...I wore them SNORKELING more than once in the Caribbean, for hours at a time, and they stayed on my ears!!! I wouldn't recommend this, but I forgot to take them off when I jumped in the water! The wire is very thick, and hardened thoroughly with a hammer. I was thrilled that they didn't come off. Nice! My similar pair is always my go-to earrings for everyday wear.

I have been wire-wrapping for years, but had never tried this until recently! I first planished (okay, flattened!) heavy-gauge sterling wire in the shape you see and then wrapped it tightly, adding sterling silver beads along the way.
*this is an old note; I've been making these for years now, but the description holds true. I just try to make them roughly the same width and length. Shape varies, but they will be taller rather than wider.

After antiquing and buffing, tumble polishing and tweaking just a bit, I have these ultra-cool, thick, SUBSTANTIAL earrings you see here. Edgy and timeless, all at the same time! And slightly smaller than previous versions... I like these because they are relatively lightweight and have more movement than one-piece hoops.

♥The earwires are thick, but I can substitute smaller 20-gauge standard earwires if desired.
The shapes of the wires are difficult to reproduce, so they may not be exactly the same shape!
♥The catch is tricky at first, but very secure. However, I wouldn't recommend these for arthritic hands
♥These are ready to ship in a lovely gift box complete with tag!
♥as these are handmade individually, the shape may vary a bit from rounder to more oblong. You will not receive the item pictured, but a similar pair. I often have them in stock, but sometimes run out. I generally make three or four pairs when I get an order. But I will definitely ship within two weeks.

I enjoy experimenting with this style, and have added gemstones, wire wraps, and sterling beads. Never the same. But no pattern means no duplicates, never another one just like it. Definitely NOT department store earrings!

To search other "artifact" earrings available in my shop, follow this link: http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_query=artifact&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6736381
¨¨°º©♥©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©♥©º°¨¨

Thanks for shopping HillCountrySilver,
Cindy

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Cindy Preis

Cindy Preis

Auburn, California

An occasional soak in warm soapy water (yes, except for soft/porous stones like turquoise, they are safe for showering, too!) will keep your item looking new, as will daily wear, which inhibits tarnish. For orders $25+ I also include a small polishing cloth which can be used on dry pieces until it is completely black.

For shiny jewelry, I use a silver dip product for polishing. Just dip and then rinse in water. This will not remove black lettering.

If the text lightens (common inside of bracelets), fill in the letters with a Sharpie. Best hack ever! Wipe off the excess ink while it is still wet and sand off remaining residue to make the lettering pop again. I include sanding paper in every stamped bracelet order.
Exact wrist size is important for my bracelets! A 7-inch bracelet only works on a 6.75 inch wrist if it is chain. One with 1-inch beads that is 7" long may only fit a 5" wrist. So please send your exact wrist circumference if you are ordering a bracelet and want to love it a long time!

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