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Simple, sky blue everyday earrings with a feeling of mystery. Two beautiful, hollow blue glass beads are whorled with darker blue, create delicate and mesmerizing patterns in the light. They are flanked by ancient-looking blackened brass and hang from elongated, black kidney shaped ear wires.

These earrings were inspired by the "Ivory Bangle Lady" of York. Her remains and elegant burial have fascinated historians. A wealthy African woman living in Roman York, she was buried near the Ouse river with jewelry and a perfectly preserved blue glass jug from Cologne. These earrings were inspired by that blue glass and by the darkened metal of the Roman jewelery excavated from York.

I have similar earrings in crystal and dark amethyst: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85254969/mesmers-baubles-venetian-hollow-glass

as well as amber glass: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76093758/lucifers-thumbprint-black-brass-and

I have written about the Ivory Bangle Woman, the inspiration for these earrings, on my blog: http://feralstrumpet.com/2012/01/04/the-ivory-bangle-woman/

Your piece will come wrapped up in a little gift bag. (A lovely customer has told me she reuses the gift bags, filling them with lavender and herbs and using them as drawer sachets to keep the moths away!)

All handmades are created one at a time in my little Victorian home in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the medieval walls of the city of York.

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This item ships from the UK. If you live outside of Europe your purchase will be shipped via Royal Mail Air Mail and will reach you in 10 days to 4 weeks (in rare cases). If you would like the item tracked internationally, that service is available as an upgrade: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129828952/international-postage-upgrade-airsure

Blue Glass Earrings. Hollow Murano Glass. Roman Glass, Archeology Inspired


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, brass
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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