FOR GIVEAWAY. NOT FOR SALE.
The fabulously bright earrings were created for a giveaway sponsored by Natalie of adorebynat (right here on ArtFire) on her Adore By Nat blog. The giveaway will start tomorrow, February 16, 2014 and run through March 3. Here is the link - cut and paste into another window: http://adorebynat.blogspot.com/2014/02/giveaway-from-shadow-dog-designs.html
All eyes will be on you when wearing these fabulously cheerful handmade earrings, named FUCHSIA IS SO FUN. "Glowing" and " stunning" should be their middle name. Created with fuchsia colored Czech glass tumbled nuggets, 6 mm and 4 mm "fuchsia" Swarovski crystal faceted bicones and sterling silver, they will definitely lift your spirits any time you wear them! The one of a kind beaded earrings were designed and created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
The color of the Czech glass nuggets is a luscious color of fuchsia, a deep magenta pink. The nuggets are faceted with an English cut and have been lightly tumbled to give an old, antiqued look to the glass. Because of that, some edges are worn and there are spots that almost look like smoothed chips in the glass. The glass was then given a shimmery metallic finish that sometimes glistens with a pale tangerine color when the light hits it just right. Fabulous! As you can see in photos #2 and #7, when backlit, the color absolutely comes alive. Now just imagine these on your ears! A sterling silver daisy spacer caps the top and bottom of the nuggets. In addition, a 2 mm sterling bead was added at the bottom.
Enter to win here: http://adorebynat.blogspot.com/2014/02/giveaway-from-shadow-dog-designs.html
To add even more sparkle to the FUCHSIA IS SO FUN earrings, I chose to add two different sizes of "fuchsia" faceted Swarovski crystal bicones: 6 mm and 4 mm. The crystals were stacked one on the other above the Czech glass nuggets. A sterling silver daisy spacer separates the 6 mm Swarovski crystal from the Czech glass and a 2 mm sterling bead separates the crystals. A 2 mm sterling bead was placed on top of the smaller crystal.
All the components used to create the main body of the FUCHSIA IS SO FUN earrings were strung on handmade (by me) sterling silver headpins. The headpins have a hand hammered loop at the bottom to add extra interest. The top of the headpin was carefully wire wrapped into a loop and then connected to sterling silver French hook earwires. A lovely finish for a fun pair of earrings!
For a better understanding of the relative size of the FUCHSIA IS SO FUN handmade earrings, please be sure to check photo #6 for a size comparison with a dime.
Here is the important information for the FUCHSIA IS SO FUN earrings:
Fuchsia Czech glass nuggets: app. 12 mm x 10 mm
Swarovski crystals: 6 mm and 4 mm "fuchsia" faceted bicones
Metal: sterling silver
Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
Length: app. 1.75" / 4.4 cm from the top curve of the earwires
Glass (including manmade crystal) carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is said to be a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The FUCHSIA IS SO FUN earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
Enter to win these earrings here: http://adorebynat.blogspot.com/2014/02/giveaway-from-shadow-dog-designs.html
***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.
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