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Welcome to Kerala, a Magical Rainbow of Exotic Bohemian Victorian Chandelier Earrings! All of the extravagantly designed earrings are intricately made by hand from every set stone to the antiqued finishes, painted flowers, wrapped beads and layered filigrees. They're made with time, love and care with an extremely high attention to detail. There are no machine made qualities to any of the designs, only a beautiful handmade aesthetic. There are many elaborate styles inspired from the most lavish time periods, Medieval to Edwardian, Art Nouveau to Renaissance....you may just find one that suits you....or that Masquerade Ball you're attending!

*If you prefer silver metals, feel free to ask and I can see if the design you are interested in can be made that way. And, if you like a particular design but would like it made in different colors or shortened up, feel free to ask.

All of the earring designs can be made as clip-ons in a 15 or 18mm brass base.. Niobium wire or surgical steel piercings are available for women with severe allergies. If you have any special requests, please feel free to ask. Any special materials that need to be purchased will be an added cost.

You can find the policies of each listing page or here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kerala/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav. Please read these before purchasing. Most items are marked 'Made to Order' and will take a few days before they are ready to be shipped..., generally not longer than 1 week's time depending on how busy the shop is.

Kerala, a state in India meaning 'surrounded by coconut trees', is one of exotic beauty, commonly referred to as 'God's Own Land'. Myth has it that Kerala was created by Parasurama (an avatar of God) when he tossed his ax dripping with the blood of his mother, over the Western Ghats Mountain into the sea. He was asked to decapitate his mother by his father over an allegation of adultery. Parasurama chopped off his mother's head and this pleased his father so much that he granted him any wish he wanted. He promptly asked for his mother to be brought back to life and it was granted. However Parasurama felt so bad after this that he tossed his favorite weapon to the sea and renounced violence once and for all. However the sea which is depicted as a Goddess didn't want to receive the spooky ax and receded creating the land of Kerala.

...Pretty heavy stuff :) I chose the name for its exotic beauty, it sounded pretty and represented my inherent style and what inspires me the most. East Indian culture and design is my greatest inspiration. :)

I remake and relist most of my earring designs that are not marked otherwise. If you want a custom design a $25 custom design fee will apply. Any special materials that need to be purchased will be an added cost. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please note, I only communicate through Etsy, I don't make phone calls or use personal e-mails. I am not always taking on custom orders due to time constraints so please check with me first before any requests. I work a full time job aside from my jewelry so please respect my time as you would your own. I am usually away from the computer on the weekends because my brain needs a break from the land of etsyville. so I will get back with you next business day.

Nice of you to stop by and thank you kindly for your orders!

Shawna

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