Copper and Aqua Faceted Bead Wire Wrapped Handmade Dangle Earrings

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Copper and Aqua Faceted Bead Wire Wrapped Handmade Dangle Earrings

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TITLE:
Copper and Aqua Faceted Bead Wire Wrapped Handmade Dangle Earrings

DESCRIPTION:
These lovely dangle undulating copper wire woven earrings are approximately 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) and only weigh 0.3 ounces (8.50 g). They are narrow at the top and gradually widen to the bottom where the bead is located. The weaving is created of tarnish resistant Artistic copper wire. Since it is tarnish resistant this coating will prevent the shiny luster from deteriorating. The bead is a clear aqua blue. It is faceted into a hexagon and has an iridescent finish. Hence, when light hits the facets it subtly changes colors but maintains the aqua blue hue. They hang gracefully from the ear utilizing a handmade matching copper French earring wire.

The construction process is a simple wire wrapping around the two structure larger wires with a smaller gauge wire. The bead is placed in the center of the long wire prior to the weaving. The weaving holds the bead in place. The bead determines the width of the bottom of the elongated earring. Since the wrapping begins at the bead level, the two wires can gradually become narrower culminating when the two wires meet. At that point a loop is made. This is where the French Hook is attached. Before the hook is attached the earring structure is bent over a round tool creating the waves of the design.

MEASUREMENTS:
Total Length: 3.5 Inches
Width: Approximately ... 0.25

WEIGHT: 0.20 Ounces

CARE:
Routine maintenance tips to keep your jewelry looking amazing from season to season.
• When finished wearing, wipe down your piece with a dry 100% cotton cloth or jewelry polishing cloth.
• If the piece is subject to tarnish, place a moisture control pack into the storage location. (Hint: Some medications come with them in the bottle.)
• Keep jewelry away from soaking water and harsh chemicals.
• These pieces of wearable art are not designed to be worn 24/7. They need a restful break too.
• BEWARE!!! POSSIBLE CHOKING HAZARD!! If small children are in the home, please know our child and buy, wear, and store responsibly.

ITEM: E#010

DEFINITIONS:

ARTISTIC WIRE AS DESCRIBED BY BEADUCATION: This wire is made by first plating the copper wire with a precision layer of pure silver. Then the enamel color and tarnish resistant coating on top of this silver plating is applied. The silver plating beneath the color, adds an incredible high-shine and brilliance to the wire. Artistic Wire is a permanently colored copper wire available in a wide range of colors and gauges. It has an exclusive enamel coating which is engineered to resist tarnish, chipping and peeling.

TARNISH RESISTANT:
Metal that has been covered with special coating that protects the surface from any oxidation and discoloration of the surface.

WIRE WEAVING/WRAPPING JEWELRY: By Wikipedia
Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry. This technique is done with jewelry wire and findings similar to wire (for example, head-pins) to make components. Wire components are then connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering or heating of the wire. Frequently, in this approach, a wire is bent into a loop or other decorative shape and then the wire is wrapped around itself to finish the wire component. This makes the loop or decorative shape permanent. The technique of wrapping wire around itself gives this craft its name of wire wrapping.

HISTORY OF DANGLE EARRINGS:
Dangle earrings are designed to flow from the bottoms of the earlobes, and are available in various lengths from a centimeter or two, all the way to brushing the shoulders. They are generally attached to the ear by the use of thin wires, which go through the earlobe and connect to themselves in a small hook at the back. A variation is the French hook design, which merely hangs from the earlobe without closure, although small plastic retainers are sometimes used on ends of French hooks. Rarely, dangle earrings use the post attachment design.

For more information on the history of earrings click on the link below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earring
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Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

My work starts as an idea then organic growth takes over until the mind screams STOP!

The pattern called for the beads and I found these lovely aqua blue beads. To me the copper and aqua represent earth and water. Of course, the dangling of them signifies wind. The waves have to be the movement of the ocean. Making earrings is so fulfilling. Finding the right combination to assist the fashionista in completing the best look possible is the goal.

The wearing of earrings is one of the most popular jewelry adornments. The dangle style earring can be worn easily with long or short hair and anything in between. When wearing dangle earrings the feeling of movement is something beautiful that attracts attention to the face is highly empowering. Making something that gives beauty and confidence is so rewarding.

I consider my work Wearable Art...Miniature Works of Art, are a way to express ones love of things.

Materials Used

Artistic Copper Wire and Glass Beads

More Info

SHIPPING:
Fee shipping with in the United States ONLY (Including APO and FPO addresses)
Currently DO NOT ship to overseas addresses.

FREE GIFT:
A mini "Paper Doodle...Bookmark with Attitude" is included with every purchase.

SALES TAX:
Items purchased with an address in Maryland, USA will be charged a 6% state sales tax.

PAYMENTS:
Payments are processed through PayPal. If you do not have or do not want to use your PayPal account you can process payment as a visitor/guest to the payment site. We accept PayPal and all commercial credit cards that PayPal will process.

NOTE:
Pictures that are digitally produced may slightly change the exact colors of the actual piece being photographed. All photos are edited to be as close to the real colors as possible, but not all monitors will show colors properly. They may appear lighter or darker than the actual piece and can be influenced by any surrounding light and colors as they are worn. Every attempt is made to give you the real effect of the piece.

Product Attributes

Color: Copper

Style: Dangle

Type: French Hook Earring

Occasion: Casual/Business Casual

Length: 3.5 in

Width: 0.25 in

Weight: 0.2 oz

Color: Aqua Blue/Copper

Material: Artistic Wire/Glass Beads

Pattern: Weaving/Wave

Accepted Payments
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Shipping

United States
First Item: $ 0.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00

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SHIPPING

Orders ship within 3-5 business days upon receipt of payment. (Excluding week-ends). If special circumstances arise I will contact you immediately.

All items are shipped via USPS First Class Mail FREE of charge for United States locations ONLY.

PRIORITY MAIL is an option. I offer shipping listings within my shop sections called PRIORITY SHIPPING. Please add to your order so it will be totaled for final payment. If this option is desired after order finalization, contact me so an additional shipping listing that can be added to your transaction.

INSURED Orders:
* Orders valued UNDER $50.00 are shipped UNINSURED.
* Orders valued $50.00 or more are shipped INSURED at my expense.

** If insurance is desired for uninsured shipping, please contact me and I will prepare a listing and will email you a revised invoice.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: DO NOT ship internationally at this time

RETURNS/EXCHANGES

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!

Items damaged during shipping may be returned for either repairs or replacements. They must be returned within 25 days of the original ship date. Prior to returning the item, contact me to make arrangements. Return postage must include a tracking number to verify delivery. Once mailed email me with the tracking number. This is to protect you in the event the item is lost in transit. Once received, I will contact you that the item has arrived.

Once the item is received I will notify you. Repairs are accomplished as soon as possible and will be shipped accordingly at my expense. Please allow 7 to 10 days once items are received before notification that the item is returned to you. A $5.00 gift certificate to use on your next purchase will be included with the return of your repaired/replaced item.

If the item/items do not meet expectations you may return the item within 25 days of purchase for a full refund less any shipping charges. Once the item(s) are received back the refund will be authorized to your mode of payment. Items are returned at the buyer's expense. Prior to returning the item, contact me to make arrangements. Return postage must include a tracking number to verify delivery. Once mailed email me with the tracking number. This is to protect you in the event the item is lost in transit. Once received I will contact you that the item has arrived. Then the refund will be issued to your account. Please allow a full 7-10 days for this to be processed.

Item measurements are listed in the description. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE APPROPRIATE SIZE IS CHOSEN. When you receive any necklace, bracelet, and/or ring and the size is an issue, the item may be returned at YOUR expense. Adjustments will be made, but additional shipping fees will be charged for return mailing based on the original cost of shipping. I will contact you and make a special listing for any additional charges that must be processed. Once shipping is paid, order will be returned to you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Customer service is my number one priority.

PAYMENTS:

PayPal EXPRESS is the ONLY current method of payment processing. If you desire NOT to become a member of PayPal or use your PayPal account you may purchase items as a GUEST. Then your purchases will be charged directly to your credit card of choice.

ADDITIONAL POLICIES:

When item(s) are purchased and payment is not processed within 2 days the item will be re-listed for sale.

CUSTOM ORDERS:

Even though my creations are one of a kind similar multiple items may be made for special occasions such as wedding party gifts. The items will be similar, made with like materials, but variances of individual pieces will occur due to the hand manipulation process. Because I make only one of kind items my supply inventory is limited. If you desire special orders of multiple similar items I will work with you. I will make a prototype and email you pictures of the item for your approval. Then increased inventory can be purchased.

Reviews

FantasyClay on Oct 1, 2010
5 stars

Great shipping, great packaging. I just thought the necklace was going to be more browns and greens and darker. It is a pretty necklace but not what I was expecting from the picture.

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