Aqua Blue Earrings Rustic Czech Glass Earthy Spirals Handmade Beaded

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Aqua Blue Earrings Rustic Czech Glass Earthy Spirals Handmade Beaded

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These nature-inspired handmade earrings feature aqua blue rustic Czech glass ovals and earthy ornate silver-tone metal beads. The glass beads are transparent within a Picasso-finish edging in a dogtooth-like pattern, yet their blue color is deep enough to make a pretty presence even when light passes through them. Czech beads like this are handmade, and although no two are exactly alike, these beads are a nicely matched pair. Their oval shapes come to a point at either end, and the Picasso edging gives the transparent area a "squiggle" or flowing effect.

The Czech beads remind me of life-giving water flowing between rocks or earthy points of land, which is why I chose to combine them with the silver-tone metal beads, whose ornate design is a wheat sheaf bow pattern, signifying abundance. There are also blue teal beads in these earrings, which add a subtle touch of green to signify growth!

Here is how the earrings are designed. On each dangle, a Czech glass oval is bordered with sterling silver rounds (3mm) above a hand-fashioned (by me) silver-filled wire spiral at the bottom end of the dangle. Above the glass oval is a wheat sheaf metal bead, topped with another sterling round and then a blue teal bead (around 6mm). There is a short wire wrap at the very top. As a matter of note, I carefully hammered the bottom spirals with a rubber mallet to strengthen the silver-filled wire (22 gauge).

The earring hooks are sterling silver, with a sterling round added to them for a more decorative effect. They come with clear earnut for better security when the earrings are worn. Including these hooks, the length for this lovely pair is slightly more than 2 1/4 inches. My photos include a side-by-side comparison with a ruler, to give you a clearer idea of the measurement.

This lovely one-of-a-kind pair of aqua blue Czech glass dangle earrings comes on earring cards in an organza bag, perfect for gift giving!

A brief word about spirals:
The spiral is a special shape that expresses movement and growth. Since primitive times, the human imagination has found symbolic meaning in spirals in and across a wide variety of cultures. Possible interpretations of spirals as symbols include growth, the journey through life, time and its passage, the journey beyond life, fertility, the sun, protection against evil, and infinity.

Materials Used

Czech glass Picasso pointed ovals, ornate metal beads, sterling silver rounds (3mm), teal beads, silver-filled wire, sterling silver hooks, earnuts

More Info

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Product Attributes

Color: Blue

Accepted Payments
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Shipping

Australia
First Item: $17.50
Additional Items: $4.00

United States
First Item: $4.00
Additional Items: $1.00

Policies

Welcome to Pretty Gonzo! Your visit is valued! I love jewelry, and what I make is the type of jewelry I would wear myself or give as gifts to friends and relatives. Every piece, however simple, is a little statement about the person wearing it, and I always hope that my jewelry will bring happiness to the person destined to wear it.

CLIP-ON and PIERCED CONVERSION: If you wear clip-ons, I can convert any pair of earrings in my shop into clip-ons for you at no extra charge. Just ask! I can also convert any clip-ons to pierced wires.

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-----PAYMENT INFORMATION-----

I accept Paypal. Please note that you can securely use your credit card via Paypal even if you don't have a Paypal account.

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-----SHIPPING COST-----

HANDMADE EARRINGS:

United States: $3.50 first item; $1.00 each additional item

UK, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia: $14.50 first item; $3.00 each additional item. Any custom fees, taxes, or mailing surcharges are the buyer's responsibility. Those in the UK are advised to check into surcharges that might be charged by the Royal Mail.

If you live in a country not listed above and are interested in a pair of handmade earrings, please contact me.

HANDMADE BRACELETS:

United States: $4.00 first item; $1.00 each additional item

Ireland and Australia: $18.00 first item; $3.00 each additional item. Any custom fees, taxes, or mail surcharges are the buyer's responsibility.

Again, if you live in a country not listed above and are interested in a handmade bracelet, please contact me.

HANDMADE NECKLACES & WRAP BRACELET NECKLACES:

Right now, I am shipping necklaces and wrap bracelet/necklace combos to the U.S. only. Shipping price can vary. Please see the item listing for the exact shipping price and combined shipping info.

If you live elsewhere and are interested in a handmade necklace or wrap bracelet/necklace combo, please contact me.

VINTAGE ITEMS:

Shipping is determined on an item by item basis. Most vintage ships to the United States only. If you live elsewhere, please contact me. I will be happy to help you as best as possible!


-----SHIPPING ADDRESS-----

PAYPAL: If you use PayPal, I ship to your address as shown by PayPal.

Please make sure your address is current. :)

If you are purchasing a gift for someone and have used his or her address for shipping, please let me know at the time of ordering. I will be happy to include a complimentary notecard with your shipment, in which I will write whatever message you would like to send. Also, please make sure the recipient's address is current.


-----SHIPPING METHOD-----

HANDMADE JEWELRY:

United States: Items are shipped First-Class USPS with Tracking.

Other Countries: Items are shipped USPS First-Class Mail International. Again, you are responsible for any customs fees, surcharges, and/or tariffs.

Earrings are shipped on earring cards in small plastic bags, wrapped in decorated paper or gift bag, and then wrapped for protection in transit. Bracelets and necklaces are shipped in a similar way (but minus the earring cards).

VINTAGE ITEMS:

Most vintage items are shipped First-Class USPS with Tracking. The exception is vintage books, which ship Media Mail unless otherwise stated in the book's listing. Please note that Media Mail can take some time to reach you. I only select this form of shipping to offer you economical shipping with weightier books. If you prefer a faster form of shipping, simply contact me.

INSURANCE OPTION: If you would like postal insurance, please contact me. I will invoice you for the cost of insurance.

IN GENERAL: As someone who has made many online purchases, I know how nice it is to experience quick shipping from a seller. My goal is to ship your order promptly once I have received payment.


-----RETURN POLICY-----

I want you to be happy with your purchase. Always feel free to contact me about an item before buying, as no question is too minor. I'm pleased to help!

Returns are accepted if you contact me within 5 days of receiving the item. Also, I must receive the item no later than 2 weeks after its delivery to you. If you have a situation where this timeframe poses a problem for you, please let me know before ordering. Also, I do allow extensions for holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, as some people buy early.

You are responsible for shipping with tracking (U.S.). Items should be in their original condition with their original wrapping and packing materials. Any earring cards or gift bags should be included.


-----REFUND POLICY-----

Refunds for Handmade Jewelry: I will refund for the purchase price minus shipping.

Refunds for Vintage Items: I will refund vintage items for the purchase price minus shipping.


-----OTHER POLICIES-----

Non-receipt: Tracking provides information on the item's progress to its destination, and I bring my shipments directly to the post office rather than using pick-up. I will do my best to help you if items go astray. Again, always make sure the shipping address you provide is current.

Damage: If an item arrives damaged, please contact me ASAP. I will repair/replace damaged handmade jewelry if you ship it back to me. Also, please see option for postal insurance above. I do pack items well to minimize any problem with damage.


-----COMMUNICATION IS EVERYTHING-----

I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments. So please don't hesitate to contact me.

Reviews

JodyJolene478922 on Nov 21, 2016
5 stars

These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
JodyJolene478922 on Nov 21, 2016
5 stars

These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
ShadowDogDesigns on May 14, 2015
5 stars

This order was perfect in every way! I adore my new earrings . . . and am wearing them as I type this! Wish I could give a rating higher than a 10! Thank you, Mary!
Patron157211 on Jan 31, 2015
5 stars

This is gorgeous workmanship--unbelievably good value too! I'm thrilled with this set and have been wearing it nonstop. High quality and shipping came really fast. Even better than the photos! Highly recommended. I will be back for more Pretty Gonzo purchases soon!
ConsciousArtStudios on Jan 1, 2015
5 stars

These earrings were even more beautiful in person than I envisioned. The seller provides excellent communication from the time you order until the product is in your hands. Shipping was very quick and the earrings were wrapped beautifully with lovely note card. When you order from Pretty Gonzo, she makes you feel like you're receiving a gift from an old friend. I can't recommend this seller enough. Her jewelry is excellent quality, and her customer care is outstanding.

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