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RESERVED. Dragonfly Earrings Bone Turquoise Spiral Handmade OOAK

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RESERVED. Hand carved dragonflies grace the bone beads used in these gorgeous handmade earrings. DRAGONFLY DREAMS is a pair of one of a kind (OOAK) earrings made with carved bone beads, turquoise and sterling silver spirals. These beauties, handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, will be a fun addition to your daily wardrobe!

As you can see in the photographs, the dragonflies are hand carved, each dragonfly just a bit different! The earrings are two-sided, with a total of 4 dragonflies. The dragonflies were carved into dyed dark brown bone and, as the carving proceeded, the natural white color of the bone was exposed. Such a beautiful contrast! The true color of the bone beads are actually about halfway between the lighter color of the first photo and the darker brown of the second photo. Sometimes photographing a true color is hard!

To add a pop of color to DRAFONFLY DREAMS, I used a turquoise rondelle for each earrings. The turquoise is mainly a beautiful sky blue color. Running through the turquoise, however, are lines of dark brown matrix, a perfect companion for the bone beads!

Sterling silver daisy spacers separate the bone beads from the turquoise. A sterling silver daisy spacer was also used at the bottom of each of the beads. Sterling silver 2mm beads were also used at each end of the earrings components. To add even more interest to DRAGONFLY DREAMS, I hand hammered sterling silver spiral headpins. The main body of the earrings were then wire-wrapped to sterling silver earwires.

Here is the important information for DRAGONFLY DREAMS:

Bone dragonfly beads: app. 20mm x 12 mm x 8mm
Turquoise: app. 7mm x 4mm
Metal: sterling silver
Headpins: hand hammered spiral headpins; sterling silver
Earwires: French hooks; sterling silver
Length: app. 2"/5.1 cm from top of earwires

I just love bone beads like these that have been hand carved. These earrings are a wonderfully fun pair of earrings. Imagine a white shirt and blue jeans or a turquoise colored turtleneck/sweater! Beautiful!

***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.

Shadow Dog Designs
Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discriminating Woman


Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

Carved bone beads always draw me, whether they be scrimshaw are carved like these beads. And, since I also have a weak spot for dragonflies, I knew these beads had to be made into a pair of earrings :)

Materials Used

carved bone dragonfly beads; turquoise; sterling silver daisy spacers, 2mm beads, hand hammered spiral headpin and earwires

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Carved bone dragonfly beads, turquoise

Pattern: Earrings

Color: Brown


United States
First Item: $2.50
Additional Items: $0.50

First Item: $3.00
Additional Items: $0.50

United Kingdom
First Item: $6.00
Additional Items: $0.50

First Item: $6.00
Additional Items: $0.50

First Item: $6.00
Additional Items: $0.50

First Item: $6.00
Additional Items: $0.50

First Item: $9.00
Additional Items: $1.00



Quality items and customer satisfaction are very important to me. If you have questions or would like additional information on any item, please email me and I will do my best to answer any question.

I ship out next day - sometimes even same day!

My preferred way of payment is through PayPal or ProPay.

Note: You DO NOT need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal: Choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you have submitted your order, click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account. Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped.

I accept checks and money orders, but the item will not be shipped until the payment has cleared.

In the event of non-payment with no return communication, the transaction will be canceled and I will relist the jewelry.

I guarantee my work - my good name rests on quality workmanship. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not, please email me within 14 days of receiving your jewels to discuss a refund or exchange. If you decide to return the item for whatever reason, it must be returned with delivery confirmation. Once the item is received in its original condition, the full cost of the item will be refunded to you, via your Paypal account or through other means as discussed, minus the cost of shipping. Customer pays return shipping. If your piece is being lengthened, shortened, repaired, or exchanged, I will pay shipping back to you.

I love working with people to create that perfect one-of-a-kind piece that speaks to them. Please email me and I'll be glad to start the process. If you are interested in a piece of jewelry that has sold, I will do my best to make something similar (but not exactly since all of my designs are one-of-a-kind). I require a 50% non-refundable deposit of the agreed upon final price (excluding shipping) for custom orders. I will not begin a piece until the deposit is made.

All jewelry is carefully packaged in an organza drawstring pouch, making the purchase perfect for gift giving. If you would prefer a jewelry box, please let me know - I will be glad to use a box at no extra charge. The jewels are then wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a padded envelope or a cardboard box, depending on the size.

Please notify me if your shipping address is different than your PayPal address.

All Domestic orders will be shipped USPS First Class mail within 24 hours of receiving payment, although I often ship same day, depending on when the order is received. Shipping also includes delivery confirmation at no extra charge. If the total amount is over $60.00, I will self-insure the package at no extra charge to you for peace of mind. When your jewels are shipped, I will email you to let you know they are on the way.

I will be happy to ship by USPS Priority Mail if you would like your purchase mailed that way. Please let me know in the notes to the seller at checkout. A new invoice for the difference in shipping will be sent to you.

***If you live within 15 miles of me, I will be glad to deliver your order. You will receive a refund of the shipping cost. Please email me and we can work out the specifics :)

INTERNATIONAL shipping costs vary country to country and are set by the USPS. If your country is not listed, please contact me and I will send a quote. Here are the countries listed so far:

United States $3.50
additional items: $0.00

Canada $8.00
additional items: $0.00

United Kingdom $10.00
additional items: $1.00 each

Australia $10.00
additional items: $1.00 each

France $10.00
additional items: $1.00 each

Germany $10.00
additional items: $1.00 each

Norway $10.00
additional items: $1.00 each

Hungary $10.00
additional items: $1.00 each

Please contact me for a shipping quote if your country is not listed.

Depending on the country, I can ship Priority Mail International - the average cost for a small flat rate box is approximately $24.00. This does include tracking. I can look up the exact price - please contact me if you are interested in your package being shipped by Priority Mail.


Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to VAT fees, import taxes, customs duties, etc. levied by the destination country ("Import Fees"). We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. If you need to know what import or VAT taxes your country will charge you in advance of your purchase, please consult your Post Office or government tax office.

Just know that all charges related to customs duties and clearance are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please note that I declare the actual value for customs. Please do not ask me to declare your purchase as a gift as I could be held criminally liable for falsifying customs forms.

What people are saying about this product…

DesignsbyMaeve says:
see these wonderful earrings in my DragonFly Earring collection! I LOVE THESE!
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