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St. Francis Jewelry Earrings, Animal Saint Boho Earring, Long Dangles, Handmade Woodland Jewelry, Nature Lover, Catholic Religious Jewelry

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St. Francis Jewelry Earrings, Animal Saint Boho Earring, Long Dangles, Handmade Woodland Jewelry, Nature Lover, Catholic Religious Jewelry

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Length: 2.25 Inches
  • Style: Boho & hippie
  • Materials: Saint Francis charms, Czech glass green leaf beads, Czech glass purple tinted rondelles, bone spacer beads, sterling silver rounds, silver plate earring pin, Swarovski fern green bicone crystals, sterling silver earring hooks, ear guards
  • Favorited by: 14 people
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Description

These sweet woodland-style earrings are perfect for anyone who loves Saint Francis of Assisi and his iconic image as a gentle teacher, preaching to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth. The earrings feature all of the following:

• Silver-plated brass charms with rustically embossed designs
• Czech glass green leaf beads (made in the Czech Republic)
• Czech glass purple-tinted rondelles (made in the Czech Republic)
• Small bone spacer beads
• Sterling silver rounds (2mm; made in Italy)
• Swarovski green fern bicones crystals (made in Austria; 4mm)
• Sterling silver earrings hooks
• Ear guards

The charms are about 1 and 1/8 inches in length, with the rustic figures of the saint and the animals a bit cartoonish, but quaintly so. I find the charms to be very charming! The length of the pair, including ear wires, is about 2.25 inches, making them fairly long dangles. Please see my listing's photographs for a measurement picture showing the earrings alongside a rule, and with a penny for relative size comparison.

The green bicones crystals make a lovely match with the Czech leaf beads. I added them myself to the earring hooks. The hooks have their sterling hallmark on the back wires, and come with ear guards (aka ear stoppers) for better security when the earrings are worn.

As far as religious jewelry goes, these earrings are unique because they are so much fun and so celebratory of nature and spirituality. Their boho style also makes them eye-catching! A great gift for any nature lover, religious Catholic, or openly spiritual person, these earrings were handmade by me with care, thought, and best wishes for their destined wearer. They come on a PrettyGonzo card and in a nice organza bag, all wrapped up for gifting to someone special—perhaps yourself! (For a brief piece about St. Francis, please see "About" section below.)

To see more PrettyGonzo jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop's home page! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo

To see more handmade earrings with sterling silver hooks, please see this section of my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo?section_id=15662974


About St. Francis

One of the most beloved of saints, St. Francis was born into the prosperous household of an Italian linen merchant in late 12th-century Assisi. His own good fortune contrasted greatly with the lives of the poor, a reality that impressed him when, as a youth, he was confronted by a beggar while selling cloth in the marketplace for his father. Although he acted charitably toward the beggar (to the ire of his father), his conversion to a more spiritual life came later, in his mid twenties, after he had gained military experience (even enduring a year as a prisoner of war), had suffered through a serious illness, and, on the way to a new military expedition, had been halted by a divine revelation that turned him back to Assisi and initiated a more reclusive, meditative life.

After a pilgrimage to Rome and a further visionary experience, Francis gravitated toward a life of poverty. He tended to lepers, worked on rebuilding a ruined church, renounced his birthright, and then, inspired by a sermon on imitating the life of Jesus, fully entered the way of poverty as a penitent. This new life included freely preaching repentance, yet despite the dire message, Francis and those who became his followers were noted for their love of song and uplifting manner. In time, Francis managed to found the Franciscan order of friars, and later founded two more orders, including one for women inspired by Clare of Assisi. He also made several attempts at missionary work outside Italy, some of which were thwarted by insurmountable obstacles. One exception was his attempt to see the Sultan in Egypt, a meeting that likely took place during a pause in a battle between the Crusaders and the Saracens. That Francis even thought to approach the Sultan is amazing in itself. Later in his life, two years before his death, Francis became the first known figure to receive the stigmata. He was declared a saint two years after his passing.

St. Francis is one of those rare religious figures who appeal to people on a secular level as well as a religious one. Of the many stories about him recorded after his death in "The Little Flowers," the most charming center on his embrace of nature as a form of divine love and detail his humble, compassionate approach to animals. He saw "lowly creatures" as his brothers and sisters, and would preach to them as readily as to any human being. He would make peace between a frightful wolf and the town it threatened, but not before gently reprimanding the wolf, and not without securing the townspeople's promise to feed the wolf each and every day. In these stories, the figure of St. Francis suggests it is a primary duty of humans to value nature and to care for it as a dear part of their family. He also wrote various prayers and canticles, but of the latter, only his "Canticle to the Sun" survived him. Still, this song of praise is widely known, with its gratitude for the four elements and the sun, moon, and stars - brothers and sisters all.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this special saint. There is a great deal more to his life than I have mentioned here, but I hope this short piece has nonetheless been helpful. :)
These sweet woodland-style earrings are perfect for anyone who loves Saint Francis of Assisi and his iconic image as a gentle teacher, preaching to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth. The earrings feature all of the following:

• Silver-plated brass charms with rustically embossed designs
• Czech glass green leaf beads (made in the Czech Republic)
• Czech glass purple-tinted rondelles (made in the Czech Republic)
• Small bone spacer beads
• Sterling silver rounds (2mm; made in Italy)
• Swarovski green fern bicones crystals (made in Austria; 4mm)
• Sterling silver earrings hooks
• Ear guards

The charms are about 1 and 1/8 inches in length, with the rustic figures of the saint and the animals a bit cartoonish, but quaintly so. I find the charms to be very charming! The length of the pair, including ear wires, is about 2.25 inches, making them fairly long dangles. Please see my listing's photographs for a measurement picture showing the earrings alongside a rule, and with a penny for relative size comparison.

The green bicones crystals make a lovely match with the Czech leaf beads. I added them myself to the earring hooks. The hooks have their sterling hallmark on the back wires, and come with ear guards (aka ear stoppers) for better security when the earrings are worn.

As far as religious jewelry goes, these earrings are unique because they are so much fun and so celebratory of nature and spirituality. Their boho style also makes them eye-catching! A great gift for any nature lover, religious Catholic, or openly spiritual person, these earrings were handmade by me with care, thought, and best wishes for their destined wearer. They come on a PrettyGonzo card and in a nice organza bag, all wrapped up for gifting to someone special—perhaps yourself! (For a brief piece about St. Francis, please see "About" section below.)

To see more PrettyGonzo jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop's home page! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo

To see more handmade earrings with sterling silver hooks, please see this section of my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo?section_id=15662974


About St. Francis

One of the most beloved of saints, St. Francis was born into the prosperous household of an Italian linen merchant in late 12th-century Assisi. His own good fortune contrasted greatly with the lives of the poor, a reality that impressed him when, as a youth, he was confronted by a beggar while selling cloth in the marketplace for his father. Although he acted charitably toward the beggar (to the ire of his father), his conversion to a more spiritual life came later, in his mid twenties, after he had gained military experience (even enduring a year as a prisoner of war), had suffered through a serious illness, and, on the way to a new military expedition, had been halted by a divine revelation that turned him back to Assisi and initiated a more reclusive, meditative life.

After a pilgrimage to Rome and a further visionary experience, Francis gravitated toward a life of poverty. He tended to lepers, worked on rebuilding a ruined church, renounced his birthright, and then, inspired by a sermon on imitating the life of Jesus, fully entered the way of poverty as a penitent. This new life included freely preaching repentance, yet despite the dire message, Francis and those who became his followers were noted for their love of song and uplifting manner. In time, Francis managed to found the Franciscan order of friars, and later founded two more orders, including one for women inspired by Clare of Assisi. He also made several attempts at missionary work outside Italy, some of which were thwarted by insurmountable obstacles. One exception was his attempt to see the Sultan in Egypt, a meeting that likely took place during a pause in a battle between the Crusaders and the Saracens. That Francis even thought to approach the Sultan is amazing in itself. Later in his life, two years before his death, Francis became the first known figure to receive the stigmata. He was declared a saint two years after his passing.

St. Francis is one of those rare religious figures who appeal to people on a secular level as well as a religious one. Of the many stories about him recorded after his death in "The Little Flowers," the most charming center on his embrace of nature as a form of divine love and detail his humble, compassionate approach to animals. He saw "lowly creatures" as his brothers and sisters, and would preach to them as readily as to any human being. He would make peace between a frightful wolf and the town it threatened, but not before gently reprimanding the wolf, and not without securing the townspeople's promise to feed the wolf each and every day. In these stories, the figure of St. Francis suggests it is a primary duty of humans to value nature and to care for it as a dear part of their family. He also wrote various prayers and canticles, but of the latter, only his "Canticle to the Sun" survived him. Still, this song of praise is widely known, with its gratitude for the four elements and the sun, moon, and stars - brothers and sisters all.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this special saint. There is a great deal more to his life than I have mentioned here, but I hope this short piece has nonetheless been helpful. :)

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U.S. ORDERS: I ship USPS First Class w/ Tracking. If you want to purchase insurance or upgrade, please contact me.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Due to the new European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), I am shipping USPS 1st Class International to Australia only. When my GDPR policies are written, I will resume shipping to select EU countries. Customers are responsible for customs fees, tariffs, and/or any surcharges from their country's postal service.

Please note: I do not ship necklaces internationally.

If you are from outside the EU, please contact me and inquire whether I can ship to you.
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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!

For All Items: I will refund for the purchase price minus original shipping cost.

You are responsible for return shipping with tracking (U.S.). Items should be in their original condition, with the original wrapping and packing materials. Extra items, like jewelry cards, gift bags, boxes, freebies, should be included.
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