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"Athénaïs" Earrings

These luxurious, sparkling chandelier bridal earrings feature taupe beaded silk medallions adorned with delicate handmade silver lace, vintage rhinestones, rose quartz and pink tourmaline. They're part of my Fall/Winter 2011 Neoclassical Collection, inspired by the opulence of the French court during the Empire period, with echoes of ancient Greece and Rome...

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

Two richly textured medallions made from a pale mocha-colored silk thread are adorned with dainty lace flowers. I created the blossoms by hand, using the highest quality pure silver foil threads and the tiniest of crochet hooks. Pink tourmaline rondelles in shades of mauve were stitched petal by petal onto the flowers. The details are outlined in opalescent white vintage seed beads and sparkling vintage crystals shine from the center. The medallions are finished off with a tiny scalloped lace border and a small rosette on the back. Everything is hand sewn and embroidered--never glued-- for strength and durability.

A row of blush pink rose quartz briolettes swing gracefully below the textile motifs. The earrings fasten with sterling silver posts, set with nine tiny faceted cubic zirconia stones.

Subtle, feminine, elegant, the Athénaïs earrings are surprisingly lightweight for earrings of this scale, and catch the light with each turn of the head...


● Materials ●
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Pure silver foil embroidery threads
100% silk threads in pale mocha/taupe
AAA grade rose quartz briolettes
A grade pink tourmaline rondelles
Mother-of-pearl-esque glass seed beads
Vintage rhinestones in silver tone setting, c. 1950s
Vintage white seed beads, c. 1950s
Sterling silver posts, set with cubic zirconia
Argentium silver jump rings
Sterling silver wire


● Dimensions ●
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2"(5.1cm) overall, 1.5"(3.8cm) from the top of the medallions to the bottom of the drops
1"(2.5cm) widest point
.5"(1.3cm) thick


● Shipping and Handling ●
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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: USPS First Class with complimentary tracking and insurance
International Orders: USPS First Class International with complimentary insurance

Please convo me prior to purchasing if you would like to upgrade to a different shipping method.

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● About Edera Jewelry ●

Since 2006, Edera Jewelry has specialized in exquisitely crafted lace and textile designs. Each piece is meticulously created by artist Ivy Long in her Vermont studio using a distinctive mix of lacemaking, textile and jewelry techniques. Ivy sources only the finest quality findings and threads for her work, including real metal threads that are nearly identical to those used in the opulent embroideries of the Renaissance and Rococo eras. As seen in Get Married Magazine, Kentucky Bride Magazine, Izzy Magazine, and the blogs Style Me Pretty, Ruffled and Wedding Nouveau.

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Bridal Chandelier Earrings / Silver Lace Taupe Beaded Medallions / Rose Quartz / "Athénaïs"

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: handmade lace, vintage rhinestones, vintage seed beads, taupe silk threads, pink tourmaline rondelles, aaa grade rose quartz briolettes, sterling silver posts, sterling silver wire, argentium silver jump rings, pure silver foil embroidery threads
  • Ships from Vermont, United States to select countries.
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