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"Sabina" Earrings

These intricate, luxurious drop earrings are woven with golden threads and embroidered with freshwater pearls and dozens of 24k gold plated seed beads for an effect reminiscent of ancient mosaic work. The Sabina Earrings are part of my Fall/Winter 2011 "Neoclassical" Collection, inspired by rich muted colors and the arts of the ancient Greeks and Romans...

❀ Design and Techniques ❀
As with all of my designs, I created the textile motifs entirely by hand, using my signature lacemaking techniques and original patterns.

I created the square motifs by hand-crocheting threads with 24k gold content and outlined the forms with 24k gold-plated glass seed beads. The delicate effect created by the small beads resembles the intricate granulation work (a type of jewelry decoration created with tiny spheres of metal on the surface of a design) of the ancient Etruscans. Large peach/champagne cabochon pearls rest in the centers and are framed in rings of handmade lace dotted with more gold seed beads. Ivory freshwater pearls were embroidered in the corners and stylized leaf motifs flank the top and bottom of the squares, creating a gracefully tapering silhouette. The leaves are adorned with sparkling vintage rhinestones. The backs of the motifs are finished off with three lace rosettes edged in seed beads.

Large, flawless champagne freshwater pearls swing below. They're embellished with tiny handmade lace bead caps and ivory freshwater pearls. The earrings are suspended from delicate 24k vermeil French ear wires and have a pleasing weight to them.

Opulent and richly textured, yet completely wearable in scale, these earrings have a wonderful sparkle and luminosity...

❀ Materials ❀
24k gold threads (thick, 2% layer of 24k gold over sheet of silver-plated alloy, wrapped around a fiber core)
AAA grade naturally champagne-colored freshwater pearls
AA grade ivory freshwater pearls
A grade champagne/peach pearl cabochons (dyed)
24k gold-plated glass seed beads
Vintage rhinestones in silver tone setting, c. 1950s
Vintage white seed beads, c. 1950s
24k vermeil ear wires
14k gold filled findings

❀ Dimensions ❀
2.75"(7cm) long
.5"(1.3cm) widest point
.25"(.6cm) thick

❀ Shipping and Handling ❀
All purchases come elegantly wrapped in a gift box, with a green velvet pouch, anti-tarnish cloth and care instructions. I use eco-friendly packaging whenever possible.
Domestic orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail, insured and with tracking. International orders are shipped via USPS First Class International with insurance.

❀ Quality ❀
Since 2006, Edera Jewelry has specialized in exquisitely crafted lace and textile designs. Each design is meticulously created by artist Ivy Long in her Vermont studio using a distinctive mix of lacemaking, textile and jewelry-making techniques. Ivy sources only the finest and rarest threads in her work, including real metal threads that are nearly identical to those used in the opulent embroideries of the Renaissance and Rococo eras. When paired with the highest quality findings and stones, the results are instant heirlooms, little pieces of history with a modern, wearable update.
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Gold Pearl Drop Earrings- Bridal. Gold Lace. Champagne Pearls. Vintage Rhinestones. Gold Filled/Vermeil. Fall/Winter 2011- SABINA


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gold threads, real metal threads, handmade lace, 24k gold plated seed beads, vintage rhinestones, aaa grade champagne freshwater pearls, a grade peach freshwater pearl cabochons, aa ivory freshwater pearls, 24k vermeil ear wires, 14k gold filled findings, vintage seed beads
  • Ships from Vermont, United States to select countries.
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