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Dragonfly Earrings Colorful Crystal Clusters Czech Leaf Beads Handmade

Details

These sparkling crystal cluster handmade earrings are little celebrations of the summer that feature lovely dragonfly charms, Czech glass leaf beads, and a multi-color offering of beautiful Swarovski bicones. The dragonfly charms are 22K gold-plated pewter from TierraCast and made in the USA. They are two-sided (with the details on both sides of the charms) and finely detailed, as you can see in my photographs. What better to go with this pretty pair than rustic green Czech-made leaf beads? These are handmade at the source and each Czech bead is always unique in some way. These two leaves were carefully selected (by me) and made lovely companions. The clusters of Swarovski bicones add fun sparkle and more brightness to the leaves and dragonflies, and provide a little garden of color for imagined dragonflies to explore. :)

In the design for this special pair of earrings, the charms hang from the bottom loops of 22K gold-plated pins. From the bottom up, each pin sports a leaf bead, two gold-plated corrugated spacer beads, and a top wire wrap. The beautiful crystals, wired and wrapped, are gathered by a TierraCast jump ring to form a light-catching cluster. There are seven crystals in each cluster:

- Two "Fern Green" (4mm)
- Two "Padparadscha" orangey-pink (6mm, 4mm)
- One "Amethyst" purple (5mm)
- One "Astral Pink" (4mm)
- One Clear AB ("Aurora Borealis"; 4mm)

These crystals are arranged so that the clusters mirror each other across the earrings. The larger bicones have corrugated spacer beads added to them and a triple wire wrap. The smaller (4mm) bicones have a double wire wrap.

The earring hooks are 22K gold-plated French style wires and come with clear earnuts to help keep this pretty pair more secure on your ears.

The length for these earrings is approximately 2 1/8 inches, including the earring hooks. Please see my photos for a measurement comparison with a ruler.

All together, this is a brightly eye-catching and cheerful pair of earrings that will continue to evoke the beauty of summer all year round, even in the chilly darker times of winter. :)


About Dragonflies

These beautiful insects have been gracing the earth for millions of years and thus are quite ancient. They are an important symbol in Japan, where dragonflies represent good luck and strength. Some people believe that dragonflies symbolize immortality and can act as a sign of the afterlife from deceased loved ones. Others, particularly some Native American cultures, see them as meaningful signs of purity.

Myself, I love dragonflies because they tend to be rather bold and fearless, and they don't seem too upset if a person holds a camera lens near them or ventures to pet their tails (yes, it's possible to pet dragonflies!). I particularly like the hints of color that can be seen in certain types of dragonflies, and I was thinking of those as well as colorful gardens and woodland flowers when making the crystal clusters for these earrings.

Materials Used

Dragonfly charms (22K gold-plated pewter; 15mm), Czech leaf beads, Swarovski crystal bicones (6mm, 5mm, 4mm; see listing for colors), 22K gold-plated ear hooks, earnuts, gold-plated corrugated spacer beads, jump rings

Product Attributes

Color: Green

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Shipping

Australia
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $3.00

Japan
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $3.00

Ireland
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $3.00

France
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $3.00

United Kingdom
First Item: $14.50
Additional Items: $3.00

United States
First Item: $3.50
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.

CUSTOM ORDERS: If you are interested in a custom order, please contact me. I will list your item(s) as "Reserved," including photos.

My shop's GALLERY section contains the listings of my sold items along with photos, so you can see my past work.

PLEASE NOTE: ArtFire is now loading item pages on this site with advertising. These are not here by my choice.


-----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.

RHODE ISLANDERS, PLEASE NOTE: By law, I must append RI sales tax to the cost of your purchase and pass it on to "the governor."


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

HANDMADE EARRINGS:

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

UK, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia: $12.00 first item; $2.00 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; $2.00 each additional item

Ireland and Australia: $12.50 first item; $2.00 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

cobwebpalace

Arrived in beautiful and fun Christmas packaging, excellent quality, very lovely seller with exquisite attention to detail. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

inkwear99

Awesome customer, great communication, fast payment. A pleasure to do business with. Thanks so much for your order.

tgdelaney

I highly recommend this excellent seller. I purchased 2 pairs of earrings, and both pairs are beautiful. They arrived quickly in good packaging and wrapped in pretty gift paper. I've bought earrings from this seller before via another site, and was very happy with those too. I will be buying from this seller again in the future.

MostlyArt

Lovely buyer! Wonderful communication, and she taught me new features of ArtFire I didn't even know existed! I very much appreciate the purchase, and all of the expertise too! Thank you so much for everything! ?

MostlyArt

Thank you so much for your purchase! I am so happy you like the ornaments too! ?

JanakasArt

My wife loves spirals and loved the spiral earrings I bought for our anniversary. As she is a jewelry maker she is pretty particular about what she wears. The packaging was very sweet as well. We'll be back.
Janaka

DesignsinCopper

Very pretty earrings. Nicely packaged with a personal touch. Gift with purchase. I would buy from PrettyGonzo again.

luvncrafts

The earrings are lovley!! And thank you for the extras!! Fast shipping, and wrapped nicely! Great seller!!

shymousee_handmade_clothes

The earrings look great. My daughter loves them. Thanks for the free gift. She loves that too.

I love my earraings also.

FibreHeart

Wonderful buyer! Great transactions :) Welcome back anytime!

earthegyLoot

PrettyGonzo is an absolute pleasure to work with! Thanks so much!

FourCornersUSA

I am an absolute FAN of your work! It has been a delight and pleasure getting to know you! Thank you so much for the opportunity to work together and such a pleasant transaction.Sincere regards,Sally

bluemorningexpressions

Wonderful Artfirian - may my humble beads enhance your gorgeous jewelry.

pegasussoaps

The seller was just awesome to work with. Communication was A and highly recommend. She sent my order directly to my friend who by the way really love the bracelet. I will definitely shop here again. Happy Holidays!

FourCornersUSA

A delight to work with! Just love the attention to detail in everything you do. Thank you so much for all your assistance and wishing you much success throughout 2012! Sincere regards,Sally

ShadowDogDesigns

Wish I could give higher than a 10 rating! Absolutely exquisite earrings! Am gong to enjoy wearing these for years to come.

Guest User

These are the most spectacular earrings I've ever seen! And shipped with lovely wrappings, and a sweet card, too. You can tell a LOT of care goes into these. I have ordered from Pretty Gonzo before, and have been consistently impressed with the artistry and beautiful details... Highly recommended!!

Guest User

GORGEOUS earrings -- my new favorite pair! The handiwork in these earrings, the attention to detail, and the quality is breathtakingly beautiful. And who can argue with the great pricing! I'm back shopping for more today from Pretty Gonzo, my new favorite store :)

Guest User

Even prettier than in their photos!

CardsbyLiBe

Could not be happier with my purchase from Pretty Gonzo. Excellent communication, fast shipping and the packaging was just perfect for a Valentine's Day gift. Thanks so much Mary! I would highly recommend purchasing from Pretty Gonzo.

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