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Petit Purple Earrings -- Small, Lovely Orchid & Periwinkle Czech Glass w Sterling Beads and Sterling Silver French Wires // Disaster Relief

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15% of my proceeds from these earrings will be donated to the American Red Cross (redcross.org). Further details are on my shop's front page, and I'd be happy to answer any questions.

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The "color of the year" in fashion is RADIANT ORCHID, and purple amethyst is February's birthstone. I hereby declare that ALL purples are MY color of the year! More info on Radiant Orchid is below.*

I keep the last pair of the focal beads of these earrings on my studio windowsill, accompanied by vintage crystals and sea glass, and I move them around now and then to watch rainbows dance on the wall as the pile of prettiness just GLOWS. These earrings' 8mm beads are stunning opalescent Czech glass rondelles with Picasso** tops. The earthy brown and gray Picasso coloring* has been cut away on the side in sharp facets that magnify the radiant orchid color and reflect light beautifully. The beads themselves are so lovely, they're at their best with just a few accent beads to maximize their assets. They're small earrings, but powerfully pretty, alive with bright color, shine, and texture. I'll be adding new pictures soon that will do a better job of illustrating just how special they are.

The purple beads are cradled above and below by 4mm sterling bead caps, while 2mm silver balls, extending from hand-crafted headpins, finish the bottom of the earrings. 4mm brilliantly violet Czech glass balls top the silver caps, and are topped themselves with 2mm sterling silver balls. These are light, bright earrings, perfect for every girl or woman in your life!

Bead-to-bead, the earrings measure 2/3." They hang 1.2 inches from sterling silver simple French ear wires.***

I'll be sending your earrings in a gift box and and organza bag, unless you request recycled/reduced packaging. I'll include a handmade card that describes the beads & wires. Gift wrapping is free upon request, and I'd be happy to send your present directly to the recipient, with your personal note on a special card. During the last weeks of Christmas shopping season, I'll send your gift first class, within 48 hours. You will receive the package within 2-3 days.

~> I have done my best to provide the most accurate representation of these beads in the photos, but you'll see that their color changes depending on lighting and setting. Be sure to check each picture to see all the colors, and note that most of my images show the beads when they are backlit. Often they'll seem transparent, and sometimes they will appear opalescent and semi-opaque, more blue-purple than pink. They're special, lovely beads. MORE PICTURES SOON! ~

*Pantone is "the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries." This year, Pantone has named a lovely shade of purple known as RADIANT ORCHID to be "the Color of the Year." Patone describes Radiant Orchid (which is approximately the same shade as the glass balls in these earrings, and is very complementary to the bottom beads) as “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm." Stay tuned for more purples!

*Picasso coating refers to an earthy multi-colored (in this case, light brown) coating that is carved away when a bead is faceted. The reference to Picasso implies that the coated bead has an artsy, painterly quality.

**If you'd like a different type of ear wire, drop me a line. I have a wide variety of wires, and can even turn these small earrings into long, dangly drops. A small charge may apply for some styles.
Jools Yetman-Michaelson

Petit Purple Earrings -- Small, Lovely Orchid & Periwinkle Czech Glass w Sterling Beads and Sterling Silver French Wires // Disaster Relief

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Faceted lilac Picasso Czech glass beads, Violet purple Czeck druk glass balls, Two sterling silver bead caps, Hand crafted sterling ball ended headpins, Tiny Argentium silver balls, Small sterling silver French ear wires
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 230 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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