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I will contribute 15% of the proceeds from these earrings to the Lupus Foundation of America (lupus.org). Please feel free to contact me for information about my contribution OR my diagnosis.

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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' radiant color seems to GLOW 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 ear wires (so-called because of the tiny "leaf" detail at the base).* These are year-round, all-occasion earrings that will turn heads and lift your spirits -- no matter what, no matter when.

The 10mm lampwork centerpiece beads are nestled between 4mm 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 hand-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.

Your earrings will be accompanied by a handmade card that describes the beads & ear wires. Gift wrapping is free upon request.

PLEASE NOTE: The earrings purchased have been sold. Yours will be the same in design, with some subtle difference in the hand-crafted glass beads; the aqua stripe waves around the ball, so no two beads are the same. Additionally, the corrugated sterling silver saucers have a light antiqued finish; I can replace them with plain saucers if you prefer. Please check each photo so you can see how the light changes the look of these earrings. Colors may also vary slightly on different computer monitors.

Davinia recently closed her Etsy shop to sell her jewelry exclusively in her brick & mortar store in Venice, but fortunately I do have some beads in different colors: emerald green, cobalt/sapphire blue, and purple (in two styles), as well as frosted aqua with cobalt polka dots. I'd be happy to work with you to incorporate your favorite color into an earring that's just right for you.

*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.
Jools Yetman-Michaelson

Caribbean Wave Earrings - Artist-Made Glass Beads, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Accents & Handmade Sterling Ear Wires / Aid Lupus Foundation

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Turquoise silvered ivory lampwork glass beads, Artist made sterling silver ear wires, Sapphire blue Swarovski crystals, Silver gray Swarovski crystals, Finely corrugated sterling silver disks, Tiny sterling silver balls
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 259 reviews
  • Favorited by: 45 people